Allied Warships

HMS Fly (J 306)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 306 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byLobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered27 May 1941 
Laid down6 Oct 1941 
Launched1 Jun 1942 
Commissioned10 Oct 1942 
End service 
History

Sold to the Royal Persian Navy on 30 July 1949.

 

Commands listed for HMS Fly (J 306)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Robert Bruce Chandler, RN7 Sep 19425 Jul 1943
2Capt. John Wilfrid Boutwood, RN5 Jul 1943Oct 1943
3A/Cdr. Geoffrey Noel Rawlings, DSO, RNOct 1943Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Fly include:


2 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fly (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Chandler, RN). Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 43 proceeded to Oban. (1)

6 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Racehorse (Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN) and HMS Fly (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Chandler, RN). (1)

7 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fly (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Chandler, RN) and HMS Eriskay (T/Lt. F.B. Cunningham, RNVR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17255

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


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