Allied Warships

HMS Florizel (J 404)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 404 
Built byAssociated Shipbuilders (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered24 Mar 1942 
Laid down27 Jan 1943 
Launched20 May 1943 
Commissioned14 Apr 1944 
End serviceDec 1946 

Returned to the United States Navy in December 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Florizel (J 404)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Martin-Smith, RNR14 Mar 19445 Sep 1944
2A/Cdr. Michael Anthony Ormus Biddulph, DSC, RN5 Sep 1944Dec 1946

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