HMS Llandudno (J 67)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||William Hamilton & Co. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) : Whites M.E.|
|Ordered||28 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||20 Oct 1939|
|Launched||8 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||29 Mar 1942|
HMS Llandudno is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold 8 May 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Llandudno (J 67)
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|1||A/Cdr. Roger Frederick, RN||17 Mar 1942||21 May 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Eric Morton Betts, RNR||21 May 1942||9 Dec 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. John Cecil Benson, DSC, RNVR||9 Dec 1942||13 Oct 1943|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Gilbert Darnborough, RNVR||13 Oct 1943||4 Jul 1944|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Osmond Henry Pulman, RD, RNR||4 Jul 1944||22 Mar 1945|
|6||Lt. John Robert Nash, RNR||22 Mar 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Llandudno include:
11 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dunbar (T/Lt. R.A. Vallings, DSC, RNR), HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR), HMS Llandudno (A/Cdr. R. Frederick, RN) and HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN). (1)
12 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Llandudno (A/Cdr. R. Frederick, RN), HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN), HMS Foula (T/Lt.Cdr. E.R.O.C. Greenstreet, RNVR) and HMS Stroma (Skr. J.S. Harper, RNR). (1)
8 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Llandudno (T/Lt. E.M. Betts, RNR), HMS King Sol (Lt. P.A. Read, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Prescott (Lt. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR) and HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR). (2)
6 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Williams, RD, RNR), HMS Seagull (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Ellis, DSC, RNR), HMS Llandudno (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Benson, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Graemsay (A/Skr.Lt. A.R. Lewis, RNR). (3)
- ADM 173/17493
- ADM 173/17244
- ADM 173/18454
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.