Allied Warships

HMS Bridport (J 50)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 50 
ModDiesel engined 
Built byWilliam Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland) : Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Govan, Scotland) 
Ordered6 Jul 1939 
Laid down11 Sep 1939 
Launched29 Feb 1940 
Commissioned28 Nov 1940 
End service 

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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1T/Lt. Ian Walter Douglas MacDougall, RNVR4 Nov 194026 Aug 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Ronald Winston Davies, RN26 Aug 194129 Aug 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Frank Joseph George Hewitt, RN29 Aug 194131 Mar 1942
4Lt.Cdr. Frederick George Rogers, RD, RNR31 Mar 1942mid/late44
5T/Lt. Paul Herman Bech, RNRmid/late44mid/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)


  1. ADM 173/20331

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

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