Allied Warships

HMS Gazelle (J 342)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 342 
Built bySavannah Machinery and Foundry Co. (Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered2 Dec 1941 
Laid down2 Jul 1942 
Launched10 Jan 1943 
Commissioned28 Jul 1943 
End serviceDec 1946 

Returned to the United States Navy in December 1946.  

Commands listed for HMS Gazelle (J 342)

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1Lt. James Denis Sutcliffe, RN27 Jul 194321 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Gazelle include:

30 Oct 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Gazelle (Lt. J.D. Sutcliffe, RN). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17833

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

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