HMS Pylades (J 401)
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||30 Jan 1943|
|Launched||27 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||24 Nov 1943|
|Lost||8 Jul 1944|
|Loss position||49° 26'N, 0° 15'W|
HMS Pylades (Lt. Montague Harris, RN) was sunk off Normandy, France on 8 July 1944 by a German midget submarine (Biber).
Commands listed for HMS Pylades (J 401)
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|1||T/Lt. Francis Hawkins Hawkins, RNVR||24 Nov 1943||15 Dec 1943|
|2||Lt. Montague Harris, RN||15 Dec 1943||8 Jul 1944|
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