Allied Warships

HMS Felicity (J 369)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 369 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byRedfern Construction Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered25 Nov 1942 
Laid down22 Sep 1943 
Launched19 Jan 1944 
Commissioned10 Aug 1944 
End service 
History

Sold in 1947.

 
Former nameHMCS Coppercliff

Commands listed for HMS Felicity (J 369)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Sydney Frederick Harmer-Elliot, RNVR20 Dec 194429 May 1945
2Lt. Henry Russell Richards, RN29 May 19451 Jul 1946

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Notable events involving Felicity include:


21 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Mounsey, HMS Loch Glendhu (Lt.Cdr. E.G.P.B. Knapton, RN), HMS Welcome (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Downing, RNVR) and HMS Felicity (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.F. Harmer-Elliot, RNVR). (1)

25 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted gunnery exercises off Tobermory. These were followed by A/S exercises with HMS Welcome (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Downing, RNVR) and HMS Felicity (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.F. Harmer-Elliot, RNVR). (1)

26 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Welcome (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Downing, RNVR), HMS Felicity (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.F. Harmer-Elliot, RNVR), HMSAS Natal (T/Lt.Cdr. D.A. Hall, DSC, SANF(V)) and HMS Trondra (T/Lt. W.R. Russell, RNVR).

Upon completion of these exercises O 23 proceeded to Loch Alsh. (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6428 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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