Allied Warships

HMS Jasper (ii) (J 407)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantJ 407 
Built byAssociated Shipbuilders (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered24 Mar 1942 
Laid down5 Mar 1943 
Launched20 Jun 1943 
Commissioned12 Aug 1944 
End serviceDec 1946 
History

Returned to the United States Navy in December 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Jasper (ii) (J 407)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Stanley Roe, DSC, RNVR14 Mar 194414 Jan 1945
2Lt. John Neville Kempton, RN14 Jan 1945late 1946

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Notable events involving Jasper (ii) include:


8 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Vancouver (T/Lt. G.C. Campbell, RCNVR), HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. R.F. Wilson, RCNVR) and HMS Jasper (T/Cdr. J.S. Roe, DSC, RNVR). (1)

27 Feb 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Knaresborough Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.F. Marchant, RNR), HMS Seychelles (A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Baldwin-Wiseman, RD, RNR), HMS Jasper (Lt. J.N. Kempton, RN) and HMS Sealyham. (2)

28 Feb 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Seychelles (A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Baldwin-Wiseman, RD, RNR) and HMS Jasper (Lt. J.N. Kempton, RN). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19287
  2. ADM 173/20142

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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