HMS Tourmaline (J 339)
Minesweeper of the Auk class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Gulf Shipbuilding Corp. (Chickasaw, Alabama, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||1 Jan 1942|
|Launched||4 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||7 Jun 1943|
|End service||Jan 1947|
Returned to the United States Navy in January 1947.
|Former name||USS Usage (AM 130)|
Commands listed for HMS Tourmaline (J 339)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. (retired) George Collas Hocart, DSC, RNR||May 1943||ca.late 43|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Charles Timothy Shepherd, DSC, RD, RNR||1 Jan 1945||10 Apr 1945|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Henry Nugent Somerville, RNVR||10 Apr 1945||late 1946|
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