HMS Aberdare (J 49)
Minesweeper of the Hunt class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland)|
|Launched||29 Apr 1918|
|Commissioned||3 Oct 1918|
HMS Aberdare was laid up in reserve at Singapore when the Second World War started
HMS Aberdare is not listed as active unit in the January 1945 Navy List
Sold 13 March 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Aberdare (J 49)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Alfred William Sprott, RN||24 Sep 1939||13 Mar 1940|
|2||Lt. Frank Measham Berncastle, RN||Oct 1939||13 Mar 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. (emergency) George Nelson, RN||13 Mar 1940||22 Aug 1941|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Lionel Esworthy Foster, RNR||22 Aug 1941||3 Dec 1941|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Harold Brittain, RNR||3 Dec 1941||4 Oct 1942|
|6||Cdr. Ralph Newman, DSO, RNZNVR||4 Oct 1942||late 1944|
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Notable events involving Aberdare include:
- ADM 173/16457
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.