HMS Clacton (J 151)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland)|
|Ordered||20 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||12 Nov 1940|
|Launched||19 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||4 Jun 1942|
|Lost||31 Dec 1943|
HMS Clacton (A/Lt.Cdr. (retired) Leonard Seymour Shaw, DSC, RNR) was mined off east of Corsica, France on 31 December 1943. Three officers and 29 ratings were killed.
Commands listed for HMS Clacton (J 151)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. (retired) Leonard Seymour Shaw, RNR||1 May 1942||31 Dec 1943|
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Notable events involving Clacton include:
4 Aug 1943
After emergency repairs, HMS Unison (Lt. J.E.E.D. Haward, RN) departed Bizerta for diving trials. After these had been completed she and HMS Unrivalled (Lt. H.B. Turner, DSC, RN) departed Bizerta for passage to Malta escorted by HMS Clacton (A/Lt.Cdr. (retired) L.S. Shaw, RNR). (1)
4 Aug 1943
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. H.B. Turner, DSC, RN) departed Bizerta for Malta. She made the passage together with HMS Unison (Lt. J.E.E.D. Haward, RN) departed Bizerta for passage to Malta escorted by HMS Clacton (A/Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) L.S. Shaw, RNR). (2)
- ADM 199/1822
- ADM 199/1821
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.