Allied Warships

HMS Sidmouth (J 47)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 47 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.): Plenty 
Ordered28 Aug 1939 
Laid down11 Jun 1940 
Launched15 Mar 1941 
Commissioned4 Aug 1941 
End service 
History

Sold 18 January 1950.

 

Commands listed for HMS Sidmouth (J 47)

Please note that we're still working on this section.

CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Henry Thew Rust, RN9 Apr 194115 Sep 1942
2Cdr. Richard Borthwick Jennings, DSC, RN15 Sep 194214 Feb 1944
3Cdr. Roger William David Thomson, RN14 Feb 1944mid/late45

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Notable events involving Sidmouth include:


4 Sep 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Sidmouth (Cdr. H.T. Rust, RN) and HNoMS Eglantine. (1)

5 Sep 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Sidmouth (Cdr. H.T. Rust, RN) and HNoMS Eglantine. (1)

8 Sep 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Sidmouth (Cdr. H.T. Rust, RN) and HMS Hoy (T/Lt. L.H. Green, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16862
  2. ADM 173/16764

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


Return to the Allied Warships section