HMS Bridport (J 50)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||William Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland) : Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Ordered||6 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||11 Sep 1939|
|Launched||29 Feb 1940|
|Commissioned||28 Nov 1940|
HMS Bridport is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List.
Sold in 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Bridport (J 50)
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|1||T/Lt. Ian Walter Douglas MacDougall, RNVR||4 Nov 1940||26 Aug 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Ronald Winston Davies, RN||26 Aug 1941||29 Aug 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Frank Joseph George Hewitt, RN||29 Aug 1941||31 Mar 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Frederick George Rogers, RD, RNR||31 Mar 1942||mid/late44|
|5||T/Lt. Paul Herman Bech, RNR||mid/late44||mid/late45|
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Notable events involving Bridport include:
26 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. M.E.F. Corley, RNVR), HMS Bridport (T/Lt. P.H. Bech, RNR), HMS Rother (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.H.C. Rodgers, RNVR) and HMCS Matane (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J. Jones, RCNVR). (1)
- ADM 173/20331
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