Allied Warships

HMS Cockatrice (J 229)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 229 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byFleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland) 
Ordered12 May 1941 
Laid down29 Dec 1941 
Launched27 Oct 1942 
Commissioned10 Apr 1943 
End service 

HMS Cockatrice was adopted by the Parish of Yelvertoft in Northamptonshire during Warship Week.

Scrapped on 29 August 1963.


Commands listed for HMS Cockatrice (J 229)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. Cyril William Armstrong, RNR2 Mar 194311 Jul 1945
2T/Lt. James Douglas Stewart, RNR11 Jul 194519 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Cockatrice include:

19 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with ORP Blyscawica (Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski), HMS Cockatrice (A/Lt.Cdr. C.W. Armstrong, RNR) and another vessel. (1)


  1. ADM 173/19442

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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