HMS Antares (J 282)
Minesweeper of the Algerine class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Toronto Shipbuilding Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||26 Jan 1942|
|Launched||15 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||23 Aug 1943|
Transferred to the Royal Navy upon completion.
Returned to the United States Navy in January 1947.
|Former name||AM 325|
Commands listed for HMS Antares (J 282)
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|1||T/Lt. Thomas Warwick Stevenson Beckett, RNVR||23 Aug 1943||Nov 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Alexander Henderson Diack, DSC, RN||Nov 1943||27 Sep 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Edward James Prevost, RN||27 Sep 1944||early 1945|
|4||T/Lt. Thomas Warwick Stevenson Beckett, RNVR||early 1945||Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Antares include:
19 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Antares (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Diack, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Clinton (Lt. K.A. Gadd, DSC, RNR) and HMS Victrix (T/Lt. R.H. McDonald, RNVR). (1)
- ADM 173/19188
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.