Allied Warships

HMS Rowena (J 384)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 384 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byLobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered9 Dec 1942 
Laid down20 Oct 1943 
Launched15 Jun 1944 
Commissioned6 Sep 1944 
End service 

Scrapped 23 October 1958.


Commands listed for HMS Rowena (J 384)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. (retired) George Collas Hocart, DSC, RNRJun 1944Sep 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Stuart Latham Stammwitz, RNVRSep 1945Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Rowena include:

3 Nov 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Malta, with aircraft and HMS Rowena (Lt.Cdr. G.C. Hogart, DSC, RNR).

Later this day D/G trials were carried out. (1)


  1. ADM 173/19452

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

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