HMS Gorgon (J 346)
Minesweeper of the Auk class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Savannah Machinery and Foundry Co. (Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||2 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||15 Aug 1942|
|Launched||24 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||28 Aug 1943|
|End service||Dec 1946|
Returned to the United States Navy in December 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Gorgon (J 346)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Mugford, RNR||7 Sep 1943||17 Aug 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Denys Philip Richardson, RNVR||17 Aug 1944||31 Oct 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Gerald Graham Dunham Head, RNVR||31 Oct 1944||Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Gorgon include:
27 Apr 1944
In the morning, the battleship HMS Rodney (Capt. R.O. Fitzroy, RN), conducted maneuvering exercises in the Clyde area with the minesweepers HMS Grecian (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) C.D.A. Irvine, RN), HMS Gorgon (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Mugford, RNR) and HMS Gazelle (Lt. J.D. Sutcliffe, RN).
In the afternoon 4.7 AA gunnery exercises were carried out by HMS Rodney. (3)
- ADM 173/19123
- ADM 173/19124
- ADM 53/120409
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.