Allied Warships

HMS Tourmaline (J 339)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 339 
Built byGulf Shipbuilding Corp. (Chickasaw, Alabama, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Apr 1941 
Laid down1 Jan 1942 
Launched4 Oct 1942 
Commissioned7 Jun 1943 
End serviceJan 1947 

Returned to the United States Navy in January 1947.

Former nameUSS Usage (AM 130)

Commands listed for HMS Tourmaline (J 339)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. (retired) George Collas Hocart, DSC, RNRMay 1943ca.late 43

2Lt.Cdr. Charles Timothy Shepherd, DSC, RD, RNR1 Jan 194510 Apr 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Henry Nugent Somerville, RNVR10 Apr 1945late 1946

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