Allied Warships

HMS Rattlesnake (J 297)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 297 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byLobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered1 Jan 1942 
Laid down5 Jun 1942 
Launched23 Feb 1943 
Commissioned23 Jun 1943 
End service 

Scrapped in October 1959.


Commands listed for HMS Rattlesnake (J 297)

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1Lt.Cdr. Arthur Edward Coles, RD, RNR1 May 194312 Jan 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Milne Smith, RNR12 Jan 19451 Nov 1945

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