Allied Warships

HMS Britomart (J 22)

Minesweeper of the Halcyon class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 22 
ModThird group 
Built byDevonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.) : Barclay Curle 
Ordered1 Aug 1937 
Laid down1 Jun 1938 
Launched23 Aug 1938 
Commissioned24 Aug 1939 
Lost27 Aug 1944 
Loss position49° 41'N, 0° 05'E

HMS Britomart (Lt.Cdr. Arthur James Galvin, DSC, RNR) was accidentally sunk by allied aicraft off Le Havre, France in position 49º41'N, 00º05'E.


Commands listed for HMS Britomart (J 22)

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1Lt.Cdr. Eric Percival Hinton, RN28 Jun 193928 May 1940
2Lt.Cdr. John Mark Symonds Cox, DSC, RN28 May 194015 Mar 1941 (+)
3Lt. George Henry Cook, RN15 Mar 194129 Mar 1941
4Lt.Cdr. Roger Frederick, RN29 Mar 194110 Aug 1941
5Lt.Cdr. Spencer Shelly Stammwitz, RN10 Aug 19415 Jan 1944
6Lt.Cdr. Arthur James Galvin, DSC, RNR5 Jan 194427 May 1944 (+)

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Notable events involving Britomart include:

20 Jun 1942
HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Faulknor (Capt. A.K. Scott-Moncrieff, RN), HMS Britomart (Lt.Cdr. S.S. Stammwitz, RN), HMS Catterick (Lt. A. Tyson, RN) and HNoMS Glaisdale. (1)


  1. ADM 173/17407

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

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