Allied Warships

HMS Coquette (J 350)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 350 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byRedfern Construction Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered25 Nov 1942 
Laid down9 Aug 1943 
Launched24 Nov 1943 
Commissioned13 Jul 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped 26 May 1958.

 
Former nameHMCS Bowmanville

Commands listed for HMS Coquette (J 350)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. James Arthur Way, RN13 Jul 194419 Oct 1944
2A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Delphin Abbott, DSC, RNR19 Oct 194425 Feb 1945
3Cdr. Roger William David Thomson, DSC, RN25 Feb 1945mid 1946

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Notable events involving Coquette include:


8 Sep 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. W.J. de Vries, RNN) departed New London for St. Johns, Canada. She was escorted by the British minesweeper HMS Coquette (Lt. J.A. Way, RN).

For the daily positions of HrMs O 24 during this passage see the map below.


View HrMs O 24 passage New London - Holy Loch in a larger map (1)

14 Sep 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. W.J. de Vries, RNN) departed St.Johns for the United Kingdom. She was escorted by the British minesweeper HMS Coquette (Lt. J.A. Way, RN). (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6444 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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