Allied Warships

HMS Seabear (ii) (J 333)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 333 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byRedfern Construction Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 
OrderedJul 1942 
Laid down12 Jul 1943 
Launched6 Nov 1943 
Commissioned22 Jun 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped 12 December 1958.

 
Former nameHMCS St. Thomas

Commands listed for HMS Seabear (ii) (J 333)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Alan Roy Patton, RNVR14 Aug 194416 Jan 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Walter Arthur Charles Harvey, RNR16 Jan 1945Nov 1946

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Notable events involving Seabear (ii) include:


19 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR), HMSAS Good Hope (T/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Dryden-Dymond, SANF(V)), HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR) and HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR). (1)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR), HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR), HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR). (1)

24 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR), HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN), HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR) and HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR). (2)

28 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR), HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR), HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR) and HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19424
  2. ADM 173/19302

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


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