Allied Warships

HMS Lydd (J 44)

Minesweeper of the Hunt class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 44 
Built byFairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched4 Dec 1918 
Commissioned18 Dec 1919 
End service 

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

Sold 13 March 1947.


Commands listed for HMS Lydd (J 44)

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1Lt.Cdr. Rodolph Cecil Drummond Haig, RN2 Aug 193922 Aug 1941
2Lt. Charles Mitchell Partridge, RN22 Aug 194112 Oct 1942
3T/Lt. Robert Mowbray, RNR12 Oct 1942Apr 1943
4T/Lt. Headley Grafton Moore, RNVRApr 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Lydd include:

29 May 1940
During the Dunkirk evacuation, the British minesweeper HMS Lydd (Lt.Cdr. R.C.D. Haig, RN) rammed and sank the British drifter Comfort (60 GRT) off Dover, mistaken her for an enemy vessel.

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