Allied Warships

HMS Almandine (FY 645)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 645 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched5 Apr 1932 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed on 12 May 1932.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 295 tons.

Sold in December 1945.
Scrapped at Troon on 1 October 1963.


Commands listed for HMS Almandine (FY 645)

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1Ch.Skr. Alexander Robb, RNR29 Dec 193928 Sep 1940
2T/Skr. Sidney Alexander White, DSC, RNR28 Sep 19401 Feb 1941
3Skr. Frederick George Blockwell, RNR1 Feb 194123 Jun 1942
4T/Skr. Frederick Cook, RNR23 Jun 194221 Oct 1942
5T/Lt. Laurence Waite Burton, RNVR21 Oct 1942late 1945

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Notable events involving Almandine include:

10 Jul 1945
HMT Almandine picks up 11 survivors from HMT Kurd which was mined and sunk while sweeping a British defensive minefield off Lizard Head in position 49°52'N, 05°02'W.

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