Allied Warships

HMS Worthing (J 72)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 72 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byGeorge Philip & Sons Ltd. (Dartmouth, UK) : B.T.H. 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down15 Nov 1940 
Launched22 Aug 1941 
Commissioned20 Mar 1942 
End service 

Sold 7 July 1948.


Commands listed for HMS Worthing (J 72)

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1Lt. Cyril William Armstrong, RNR15 Dec 194123 Feb 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Philip Francis Cammiade, RNVR23 Feb 194312 May 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Patrick Hamilton-Adams, RNVR12 May 1944mid 1944

4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Max Evens Melbourn, RNR2 Sep 19449 Jun 1945
5Lt. John Robert Nash, RNR9 Jun 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Worthing include:

29 Sep 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Teazer (Lt.Cdr. A.A.F. Talbot, DSO and Bar, RN), HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), HMS Worthing (Lt.Cdr. P.F. Cammiade, RNVR) and HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18453

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

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