Allied Warships

HMS Wave (J 385)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 385 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byLobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered19 Dec 1942 
Laid down17 Mar 1944 
Launched18 Aug 1944 
Commissioned14 Nov 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped 4 April 1962.

 

Commands listed for HMS Wave (J 385)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Thomas Randall Fowke, RN9 Oct 1944Jul 1945
2Lt. Douglas Collier Salter, RNJul 194523 Sep 1946

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Notable events involving Wave include:


24 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR), HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN), HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR) and HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR). (1)

29 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (1)

30 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN) and HMS Oakham Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Lyons, RNVR). (1)

31 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR), HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN) and HMS Oakham Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Lyons, RNVR). (1)

27 Jan 1945
HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (2)

28 Jan 1945
HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (2)

29 Jan 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (3)

5 Feb 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (4)

10 Feb 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (4)

13 Feb 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19302
  2. ADM 173/20167
  3. ADM 173/20179
  4. ADM 173/20180

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


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