HMS Fort York (J 119)
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||26 Feb 1941|
|Launched||24 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||27 Feb 1942|
Sold to the Portugese Navy on 26 September 1950 being renamed Commandate Almeida Carvalho.
Commands listed for HMS Fort York (J 119)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||T/Lt. Douglas Wharrie Main, RCNR||17 Nov 1941|
|2||Cdr. Joseph John Youngs, OBE, RD, RNR||14 Jul 1942||4 Feb 1943|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Colin Henry Corbet-Singleton, DSC, RN||4 Feb 1943||28 Jul 1943|
|4||Cdr. (retired) John Pollington Apps, RN||28 Jul 1943||mid/late43|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Ivor Calvert-Jones, RNVR||mid/late43||15 Nov 1943|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Frederick Hodgson, RN||15 Nov 1943||8 Dec 1943|
|7||T/Lt. Edward Warren De la Mare, RNR||8 Dec 1943||3 May 1945|
|8||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leslie Hammond, RNR||3 May 1945||Dec 1946|
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Notable events involving Fort York include:
5 May 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with HMS Azalea (Lt. G.C. Geddes, RNR), HMS Fleetwood (Cdr. W.B. Piggott, OBE, RD, RNR), HMS Mignonette (Lt. H.H. Brown, RNR), HMS Qualicum (T/Lt. H. Stevens, RNVR) and HMS Fort York (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Corbet-Singleton, DSC and 2 Bars, RN). (1)
1 Feb 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Recruit (T/Cdr. G.E.W.W. Bayly, RNVR), HMS Fancy (A/Lt.Cdr. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR), HMS Fort York (T/Lt. E.W. De la Mare, RNR) and HMS Steepholm (T/Lt. S.C. Dickenson, RNVR). (2)
- ADM 173/18373
- File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19347
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.