HMS Lightfoot (J 288)
Minesweeper of the Algerine class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Redfern Construction Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||18 Aug 1942|
|Launched||14 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||19 Oct 1943|
Returned to the US Navy on 10 December 1946.
|Former name||AM 331|
Commands listed for HMS Lightfoot (J 288)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Trevor Montagu Williams, RNR||6 Jan 1944||24 Jun 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Adam Steel Drysdale, RNVR||24 Jun 1944||1 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Lightfoot include:
2 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lightfoot (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Williams, RNR), HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. D.C. Wallace, DSC, RCNR) and HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR). (1)
3 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. D.C. Wallace, DSC, RCNR), HMS Lightfoot (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Williams, RNR) and HMS Longa (T/Lt. H.E. Smith, SANF(V)). (1)
8 Mar 1944
HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSC, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Lerwick. She departed for Dundee later the same day. She was escorted by HMS Lightfoot (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Williams, RNR). (2)
- ADM 173/19326
- ADM 199/1813 + ADM 173/19368
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.