Allied Warships

HMS Foam (J 405)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 405 
Built byAssociated Shipbuilders (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered24 Mar 1942 
Laid down27 Jan 1943 
Launched20 May 1943 
Commissioned28 Apr 1944 
End service13 Nov 1946 

Returned to the United States Navy on 13 November 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Foam (J 405)

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1Lt. William Joseph Henry Moorman, DSC, RN14 Mar 194424 May 1945
2Lt. Samuel George Potts, RN24 May 194513 Nov 1946

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Notable events involving Foam include:

25 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Mahone (T/Lt. L.R. Hoar, RCNVR), HMCS Border Cities (Lt. B.P. Young, RCNR) and HMS Foam (Lt. W.J.H. Moorman, DSC, RN). (1)


  1. ADM 199/1830

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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