Allied Warships

HMS Prompt (J 378)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 378 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byRedfern Construction Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered25 Nov 1942 
Laid down25 Nov 1943 
Launched30 Mar 1944 
Commissioned29 Sep 1944 
End service 
History

At 1705 hours on 9 May 1945 HMS Prompt (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.K. Hart, RANVR) was mined 12 nautical miles north-west off Ostend, Belgium. She was towed to Southend and declared a constructive total loss, not being worth repairing.

HMS Prompt is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 16 January 1947.

 
Former nameHMCS Huntsville

Commands listed for HMS Prompt (J 378)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Peter Peterson, RNZNVR6 Dec 194315 Mar 1944

2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Kenley Hart, RANVR15 Mar 1945Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Prompt include:


9 Mar 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Prompt (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.K. Hart, RANVR) and HMS Jaseur (T/Lt. R. Kell, RNVR). (1)

10 Mar 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Prompt (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.K. Hart, RANVR) and HMS Jaseur (T/Lt. R. Kell, RNVR). (1)

11 Mar 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Prompt (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.K. Hart, RANVR), HMS Jaseur (T/Lt. R. Kell, RNVR), HMS Loch More (Lt.Cdr. R.A.D. Cambridge, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Weston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Chipman, RCNVR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20143

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


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