Allied Warships

HMS Felixstowe (J 126)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 126 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byLobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down8 Aug 1940 
Launched15 Jan 1941 
Commissioned11 Jul 1941 
Lost18 Dec 1943 
Loss position41° 10'N, 9° 40'E

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History

HMS Felixstowe (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Powney, RNVR) was mined and sunk east of Capo Ferro, Sardinia, Italy in position 41º10'N, 09º40'E.

 

Commands listed for HMS Felixstowe (J 126)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Colin Henry Corbet-Singleton, DSC, RNJun 194118 Jun 1942
2T/Lt. Charles Geoffrey Powney, RNVR18 Jun 194218 Dec 1943

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Notable events involving Felixstowe include:


22 Feb 1942
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) departed Rothesay for Portsmouth.

Passage southwards through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS P 42 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN). They were escorted by HMS Felixstowe (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Corbet-Singleton, DSC, RN) until 1800/24. (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17313

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


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