HMS Shippigan (J 212)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Dufferin Shipbuilding Co. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) : Montreal-Loco|
|Ordered||28 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||19 Apr 1941|
|Launched||12 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||17 Jun 1942|
Sold 1 January 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Shippigan (J 212)
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|1||Cdr. John Curthoys Richards, RN||10 Apr 1942||31 Mar 1943|
|2||Cdr. Malcolm Hilary Brown, DSC, RN||31 Mar 1943||17 Oct 1944|
|3||Cdr. Jack Peterson, DSO, RN||17 Oct 1944||12 Feb 1945|
|4||Cdr. George Dibley, DSC, RD, RNR||12 Feb 1945||24 Jul 1945|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Claude Harris Lea, RNVR||24 Jul 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Shippigan include:
7 May 1943
HMS Shippigan (Cdr M.H. Brown, DSC, RN) picks up 11 survivors from the Greek merchant Laconikos that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-89 northeast of the Azores in position 41°40'N, 18°13'W.