Allied Warships

HMS Pylades (J 401)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 401 
Built bySavannah Machinery and Foundry Co. (Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered2 Dec 1941 
Laid down30 Jan 1943 
Launched27 Jun 1943 
Commissioned24 Nov 1943 
Lost8 Jul 1944 
Loss position49° 26'N, 0° 15'W

HMS Pylades (Lt. Montague Harris, RN) was sunk off Normandy, France on 8 July 1944 by a German midget submarine (Biber).
The wreck lies in 27 meter of water in position 49º25'36"N, 00º15'04"W.


Commands listed for HMS Pylades (J 401)

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1T/Lt. Francis Hawkins Hawkins, RNVR24 Nov 194315 Dec 1943
2Lt. Montague Harris, RN15 Dec 19438 Jul 1944

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