Allied Warships

HMS Jason (J 99)

Minesweeper of the Halcyon class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassHalcyon 
PennantJ 99 
ModSecond group 
Built byAilsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland) : Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered4 Sep 1936 
Laid down12 Dec 1936 
Launched6 Oct 1937 
Commissioned9 Jun 1938 
End service 
History

Sold 3 September 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Jason (J 99)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Alun Jones, RN1 Apr 193928 Sep 1939
2Lt.Cdr. Douglas Henry Fryer, RN28 Sep 193921 Jun 1940
3Lt.Cdr. Reginald Ernest Terry, RN21 Jun 194014 Oct 1942
4Cdr. Herbert Guy Abbott Lewis, RN14 Oct 19425 Jan 1944
5Lt.Cdr. Trevor George Payne Crick, DSC, RN5 Jan 194425 Dec 1944
6T/A/Lt.Cdr. Harry Layland Dudley Hoare, RNR25 Dec 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Jason include:


25 Sep 1940
HMS Jason (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Terry, RN) picks up 18 survivors from the British merchant Mabriton that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-32 west-south-west of Rockall in position 56°12'N, 23°00'W.

19 Oct 1940
HMS Jason (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Terry, RN) picks up 39 survivors from the Dutch merchant Bilderdijk that was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 56°35'N, 17°15'W by German U-boat U-38.

HMS Jason also picks up 40 survivors from the British merchant Uganda that was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 56°35'N, 17°15'W by German U-boat U-47.

20 Oct 1940
HMS Jason (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Terry, RN) picks up 111 survivors from the British merchant Loch Lomond that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-100 south-west of Rockall in position 56°00'N, 14°30'W.


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