Allied Warships

HMS Llandudno (J 67)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 67 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byWilliam Hamilton & Co. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) : Whites M.E. 
Ordered28 Aug 1939 
Laid down20 Oct 1939 
Launched8 Nov 1941 
Commissioned29 Mar 1942 
End service 

HMS Llandudno is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List

Sold 8 May 1947.


Commands listed for HMS Llandudno (J 67)

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1A/Cdr. Roger Frederick, RN17 Mar 194221 May 1942
2T/Lt. Eric Morton Betts, RNR21 May 19429 Dec 1942
3Lt.Cdr. John Cecil Benson, DSC, RNVR9 Dec 194213 Oct 1943
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Gilbert Darnborough, RNVR13 Oct 19434 Jul 1944
5Lt.Cdr. Osmond Henry Pulman, RD, RNR4 Jul 194422 Mar 1945
6Lt. John Robert Nash, RNR22 Mar 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Llandudno include:

11 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dunbar (T/Lt. R.A. Vallings, DSC, RNR), HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR), HMS Llandudno (A/Cdr. R. Frederick, RN) and HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN). (1)

12 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Llandudno (A/Cdr. R. Frederick, RN), HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN), HMS Foula (T/Lt.Cdr. E.R.O.C. Greenstreet, RNVR) and HMS Stroma (Skr. J.S. Harper, RNR). (1)

8 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Llandudno (T/Lt. E.M. Betts, RNR), HMS King Sol (Lt. P.A. Read, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Prescott (Lt. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR) and HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR). (2)

6 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Williams, RD, RNR), HMS Seagull (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Ellis, DSC, RNR), HMS Llandudno (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Benson, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Graemsay (A/Skr.Lt. A.R. Lewis, RNR). (3)


  1. ADM 173/17493
  2. ADM 173/17244
  3. ADM 173/18454

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

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