HMS Parrsboro (J 117)
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 Mar 1941|
|Launched||26 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||27 May 1942|
Sold 1 January 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Parrsboro (J 117)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Casamaijor Loftus Gaussen, RNVR||Mar 1942||16 Feb 1943|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Giles Raven, DSC, RNVR||16 Feb 1943||8 May 1945|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Harold Hagen Dell, DSC, RNVR||8 May 1945||8 Oct 1945|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Stephen Crichton Dickinson, RNVR||8 Oct 1945||6 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Parrsboro include:
5 Aug 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rodgers, RN), HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR), HMS Parrsboro (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.C.L. Gaussen, RNVR) and HMS Wedgeport (T/Lt. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR). (1)
6 Jan 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) departed Dundee for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) until 1135/7 when HMS Leicester City (T/Lt. C.E. Irving, RNVR) took over the escort until 0921/8 when HMS Parrsboro (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.C.L. Gaussen, RNVR) took over. (2)
5 May 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Balsam (Lt. J.E.L. Peters, RNVR), HMS Coltsfoot (T/Lt. the Hon. W.K. Rous, RNVR), HMS Parrsboro (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Raven, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Wedgeport (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR). (4)
- ADM 173/17216
- File 2.12.03.6381 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17826
- ADM 173/17782
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.