Allied Warships

HMS Apollo (M 01)

Minelayer of the Abdiel class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantM 01 
Mod2nd Group 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered28 May 1941 
Laid down10 Oct 1941 
Launched5 Apr 1943 
Commissioned12 Feb 1944 
End service 

Scrapped in November 1962.


Commands listed for HMS Apollo (M 01)

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1Capt. John Annesley Grindle, RN29 Nov 194313 Jun 1945
2Capt. Leslie Newton Brownfield, RN13 Jun 1945mid 1946

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Notable events involving Apollo include:

14 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Apollo (Capt. J.A. Grindle, CBE, RN). (1)

3 Jan 1945
HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Mauritius (Capt. C.A.E. Stanfield, RN) and HMS Apollo (Capt. J.A. Grindle, CBE, RN). (2)


  1. ADM 173/19123
  2. (Dutch Archives, The Hague)

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

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