HMS Sharpshooter (J 68)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.)|
|Ordered||2 Mar 1936|
|Laid down||8 Jun 1936|
|Launched||10 Dec 1936|
|Commissioned||17 Dec 1937|
Scrapped in 1960.
Commands listed for HMS Sharpshooter (J 68)
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|1||Cdr. Jack Peterson, RN||10 Apr 1939||Dec 1939|
|2||Lt. Andrew Edward Doran, RN||Dec 1939||15 Oct 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. David Lampen, RN||15 Oct 1940||20 May 1942|
|4||Lt. William Leslie O'Mara, RN||20 May 1942||Nov 1944|
|5||Lt. David Allan Robert Malcolm Ramsay, DSC, RN||Nov 1944||Jun 1945|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Robert Bill, DSO, RN||Jun 1945||31 Jul 1945|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Ernest Edward Croome, RN||31 Jul 1945||10 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Sharpshooter include:
17 Nov 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Beaufort (Lt.Cdr. S.O’G Roche, RN), HMS Pytchley (Lt.Cdr. H. Unwin, DSC, RN), HMS Sharpshooter (Lt.Cdr. D. Lampen, RN) and HMS Wheatland (Lt. R.deL. Brooke, RN). (2)
24 Mar 1942
German U-boat U-655 was sunk in the Barents Sea south-east of Bear Island, in position 73°00'N, 21°00'E, by ramming from the British minesweeper HMS Sharpshooter (Lt.Cdr. D. Lampen, RN).
- ADM 173/16643
- File 2.12.03.6388 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17535
- ADM 199/1861
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.