Allied Warships

HMS Pique (J 23)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 23 
Built byAssociated Shipbuilders (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Dec 1941 
Laid down2 Jun 1942 
Launched26 Oct 1942 
Commissioned20 Jun 1943 
End service 1946 

Returned to the United States Navy in 1946.  

Commands listed for HMS Pique (J 23)

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1T/Lt. William John Cottam Fuller, RNR31 Aug 19436 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Pique include:

25 Jun 1944
Damaged by aerially delivered mine off Normandy coast. (source: Report by the Allied Naval Commander in Chief, Expeditionary Force, on Neptune, Volume II, Part II, Defence of the British Assault Area, Section V, Casualties Subsequent to the Assault, p. 23) (1)


  1. Personal communication

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