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)
- ADM 173/19326
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.