Allied Warships

HMS Clinton (J 286)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 286 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byToronto Shipbuilding Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered9 Dec 1941 
Laid down7 Apr 1942 
Launched5 Oct 1942 
Commissioned25 Aug 1943 
End service 
History

Returned to United States Navy in January 1947.

 
Former nameUSS Clinton (AM 330)

Commands listed for HMS Clinton (J 286)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Kenneth Arthur Gadd, DSC, RNR25 Aug 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Clinton include:


11 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Clinton (Lt. K.A. Gadd, DSC, RNR). (1)

14 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Clinton (Lt. K.A. Gadd, DSC, RNR). (1)

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)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19188

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


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