HMS Prompt (J 378)
Minesweeper of the Algerine class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Redfern Construction Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||25 Nov 1942|
|Laid down||25 Nov 1943|
|Launched||30 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||29 Sep 1944|
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 name||HMCS Huntsville|
Commands listed for HMS Prompt (J 378)
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|1||Lt. Peter Peterson, RNZNVR||6 Dec 1943||15 Mar 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Kenley Hart, RANVR||15 Mar 1945||Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Prompt include:
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)
- ADM 173/20143
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