Allied Warships

HMS Albacore (J 101)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 101 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered15 Nov 1940 
Laid down24 Jul 1941 
Launched2 Apr 1942 
Commissioned16 Jun 1942 
End service 

Scrapped at Messrs S. Cordron Ltd., London on 15 August 1963.


Commands listed for HMS Albacore (J 101)

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1Lt.Cdr. John David Lewis Williams, RN1 May 19429 Apr 1943
2Lt. Kenneth Horder Higson, RNR9 Apr 1943Aug 1945
3Lt. Gordon Ronald Paterson, RNAug 194511 Jun 1946

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Notable events involving Albacore include:

5 May 1944
HMS Stratagem (Lt. C.R. Pelly, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Malta together with HMS Albacore (Lt. Lt. K.H. Higson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18844

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

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