HMS Elgin (J 39)
Minesweeper of the Hunt class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||William Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Launched||3 Mar 1919|
|Commissioned||17 Mar 1919|
|End service||1 Aug 1944|
On 4 May 1944 HMS Elgin was damaged 9 miles east of Portland in position 50º28'N, 02º11'W when an acoustic mine exploded off her stern. The ship was towed to Portsmouth but was deemed not worth repairing. Reduced to reserve on 1 August 1944.
Sold 20 March 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Elgin (J 39)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Maurice Bayley, RN||4 Oct 1938||Apr 1941|
|2||Cdr. Reginald Cecil Haskett-Smith, RN||Apr 1941||6 Jun 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. (retired) George Leycester Barwell, RN||6 Jun 1941||3 Nov 1941|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Frederick George Tidswell, RNZNVR||3 Nov 1941||1 Jan 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Maurice Langham, RNVR||1 Jan 1943||1 Dec 1943|
|6||Lt. Nicholas Psaroudis, RNR||2 Dec 1943||mid/late44|
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