HMS Hussar (J 82)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||23 Feb 1933|
|Laid down||10 Aug 1933|
|Launched||27 Aug 1934|
|Commissioned||16 Jan 1935|
|Lost||27 Aug 1944|
|Loss position||49° 41'N, 0° 06'W|
HMS Hussar (Lt.Cdr. John Robert Nash, MBE, RNR) was accidentally sunk by allied aircraft off Le Havre, France on 27 August 1944.
Commands listed for HMS Hussar (J 82)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Trevor George Payne Crick, RN||8 Jul 1939||Nov 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Alfred Francis Llewellyn Evans, RN||Nov 1939||Jul 1940|
|3||Lt. Denis Harold Palmer Gardiner, RN||Jul 1940||13 Jan 1942|
|4||Lt. Reginald Charles Biggs, DSC, RN||13 Jan 1942||mid 1944|
|5||Lt. John Robert Nash, RNR||mid 1944||27 Aug 1944|
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Notable events involving Hussar include:
23 Aug 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Musketeer (Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN), HMS Mahratta (Lt.Cdr. E.A.F. Drought, DSC, RN), HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, RN) and HMS Hussar (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Biggs, DSO, DSC, RN). (1)
18 Sep 1943
HMS Uther (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Hussar (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Biggs, DSO, DSC, RN), HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN) and HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill). (2)
13 Nov 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Onslaught (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN) and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN), HMS Obedient (Lt.Cdr. H. Unwin, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Hussar (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Biggs, DSO, DSC, RN). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18396
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.