HMS Bramble (i) (J 11)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.) : Barclay Curle|
|Ordered||1 Aug 1937|
|Laid down||22 Nov 1937|
|Launched||12 Jul 1938|
|Commissioned||22 Jun 1939|
|Lost||31 Dec 1942|
HMS Bramble (Cdr. Henry Thew Rust, DSO, RN) was sunk by the German destroyer Friedrich Eckoldt in the Barents Sea on 31 December 1942 while escorting convoy JW-51B to Russia. 121 men drowned onboard her.
Commands listed for HMS Bramble (i) (J 11)
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|1||Capt. Robert Oliver Fitzroy, RN||22 Aug 1939||27 Mar 1940|
|2||Capt. Markham Henry Evelegh, RN||27 Mar 1940||30 Jun 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. John Cecil Benson, DSC, RNVR||30 Jun 1941||22 Jul 1941|
|4||Capt. John Harvey Forbes Crombie, RN||22 Jul 1941||15 Nov 1942|
|5||Cdr. Henry Thew Rust, DSO, RN||15 Nov 1942||31 Dec 1942 (+)|
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