Allied Warships

HMS Serene (J 354)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 354 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byRedfern Construction Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 
OrderedJul 1942 
Laid down19 Jul 1943 
Launched18 Oct 1943 
Commissioned14 Sep 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped 8 March 1959.

 
Former nameHMCS Leaside

Commands listed for HMS Serene (J 354)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Wilfred George Burt, RNR14 Sep 19443 Feb 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Michael Ritchie, RNVR3 Feb 1945May 1946

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Notable events involving Serene include:


16 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Maenad (Cdr. C.E. Duggan, RD, RNR) and HMS Serene (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.M. Ritchie, RNVR). (1)

17 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Maenad (Cdr. C.E. Duggan, RD, RNR) and HMS Serene (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.M. Ritchie, RNVR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20331

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


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