Allied Warships

HMS Elgin (J 39)

Minesweeper of the Hunt class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 39 
Built byWilliam Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched3 Mar 1919 
Commissioned17 Mar 1919 
End service1 Aug 1944 

On 4 May 1944 HMS Elgin was damaged 9 miles east of Portland in position 50º28'N, 02º11'W when an acoustic mine exploded off her stern. The ship was towed to Portsmouth but was deemed not worth repairing. Reduced to reserve on 1 August 1944.

Sold 20 March 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Elgin (J 39)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Maurice Bayley, RN4 Oct 1938Apr 1941
2Cdr. Reginald Cecil Haskett-Smith, RNApr 19416 Jun 1941
3Lt.Cdr. (retired) George Leycester Barwell, RN6 Jun 19413 Nov 1941
4Lt.Cdr. Frederick George Tidswell, RNZNVR3 Nov 19411 Jan 1943
5T/Lt. Maurice Langham, RNVR1 Jan 19431 Dec 1943
6Lt. Nicholas Psaroudis, RNR2 Dec 1943mid/late44

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