Allied Warships

HMS Squirrel (J 301)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class


Last moments of HMS Squirrel. Photograph with thanks to Barry Bavister.

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 301 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered30 Apr 1942 
Laid down20 Aug 1943 
Launched20 Apr 1944 
Commissioned16 Aug 1944 
Lost24 Jul 1945 
History

HMS Squirrel (Lt.Cdr. Malcolm Buist, RN) was scuttled on 24 July 1945 off Phuket, Siam (Thailand) after being mined. 7 Dead.  

Commands listed for HMS Squirrel (J 301)

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1Lt. Malcolm Buist, RNJun 194424 Jul 1945

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