Allied Warships

HMS Orcadia (J 462)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 462 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byPort Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered15 Mar 1943 
Laid down18 Nov 1943 
Launched8 Aug 1944 
Commissioned17 Aug 1945 
End service 

Scrapped 3 December 1958.  

Commands listed for HMS Orcadia (J 462)

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1Lt. Alfred Mitchell, RN11 Aug 194517 Aug 1946

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Notable events involving Orcadia include:

From November 1945 to December 1946 HMS Orcadia was a vessel of the 4th Minesweeping Flotilla, sweeping minefields in the North Sea, off the coast of Norway and in the Atlantic, North of Ireland. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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