HMS Foam (J 405)
Minesweeper of the Auk class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Associated Shipbuilders (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||24 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||27 Jan 1943|
|Launched||20 May 1943|
|Commissioned||28 Apr 1944|
|End service||13 Nov 1946|
Returned to the United States Navy on 13 November 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Foam (J 405)
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|1||Lt. William Joseph Henry Moorman, DSC, RN||14 Mar 1944||24 May 1945|
|2||Lt. Samuel George Potts, RN||24 May 1945||13 Nov 1946|
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Notable events involving Foam include:
25 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Mahone (T/Lt. L.R. Hoar, RCNVR), HMCS Border Cities (Lt. B.P. Young, RCNR) and HMS Foam (Lt. W.J.H. Moorman, DSC, RN). (1)
- ADM 199/1830
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.