HMS Bagshot (J 57)
Minesweeper of the Hunt class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ardrossan Dockyard (Ardrossan, Scotland) : Allen|
|Laid down||6 Nov 1917|
|Launched||23 May 1918|
|Commissioned||1 May 1919|
HMS Bagshot is not listed as active unit in the April 1945 Navy List
Became a depot ship on 1 April 1945 being renamed Medway II.
Commands listed for HMS Bagshot (J 57)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Fitzhardinge Berkeley Gage, RNVR||19 Aug 1939||4 Sep 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Dennis Noel Venables, RN||4 Sep 1941||Oct 1942|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. Edgar Asquith Vittle, RNR||Oct 1942||May 1943|
|4||Lt. Charles Laurence Carroll, DSC, RNR||May 1943||25 Aug 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Reginald Michael Thorne, RNR||25 Aug 1943||early 1945|
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Notable events involving Bagshot include:
20 Mar 1940
Around 1223Z/20, HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN) departed Colombo to make rendezvous with the 2nd Minesweeper Flotilla coming from Singapore. HMAS Hobart was to escort them to Colombo. The 2nd Minesweeper Flottila was made up of the following ships; HMS Abingdon (Capt. (Retd.) A.R. Farquhar, DSC, RN), HMS Bagshot (Lt.Cdr. J.F.B. Gage, RNVR), HMS Derby (Lt.Cdr. F.C.V. Brightman, RN), HMS Fareham (Lt. W.J.P. Church, RN) and HMS Stoke (Cdr.(Retd.) C.J.P. Hill, RN).
Rendezvous was effected around 0721Z/22.
They arrived at Colombo around 1330Z/23. (1)
22 Dec 1940
HMAS Waterhen (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, RN) made rendezvous with the armed boarding vessel HMS Chakla (Cdr. L.C. Bach, RD, RNR) which had departed Alexandria at 1700C/21 escorted by the minesweeper HMS Bagshot (Lt.Cdr. J.F.B. Gage, RNVR). On HMAS Waterhen joining HMS Bagshot parted company to return to Alexandria where she arrived around 1215C/22.
HMS Chakla arrived at Sollum later on 22 December. HMAS Waterhen then set course to return to Alexandria. (2)
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Hobart from 1 October 1939 to 31 March 1940
- ADM 53/113482 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Waterhen for December 1940
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.