Allied Warships

HMS Antares (J 282)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 282 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byToronto Shipbuilding Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered9 Dec 1941 
Laid down26 Jan 1942 
Launched15 Aug 1942 
Commissioned23 Aug 1943 
End service 
History

Transferred to the Royal Navy upon completion.

Returned to the United States Navy in January 1947.

 
Former nameAM 325

Commands listed for HMS Antares (J 282)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Thomas Warwick Stevenson Beckett, RNVR23 Aug 1943Nov 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Alexander Henderson Diack, DSC, RNNov 194327 Sep 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Edward James Prevost, RN27 Sep 1944early 1945
4T/Lt. Thomas Warwick Stevenson Beckett, RNVRearly 1945Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Antares include:


17 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Antares (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Diack, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Clinton (Lt. K.A. Gadd, DSC, RNR). (1)

19 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Antares (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Diack, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Clinton (Lt. K.A. Gadd, DSC, RNR) and HMS Victrix (T/Lt. R.H. McDonald, RNVR). (1)

23 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Antares (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Diack, DSC and Bar, RN). (1)

25 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Antares (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Diack, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Victrix (T/Lt. R.H. McDonald, RNVR). (1)

26 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Antares (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Diack, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Victrix (T/Lt. R.H. McDonald, RNVR). (1)

27 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Antares (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Diack, DSC and Bar, RN). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19188

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


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