Allied Warships

HMS Bayonet (Z 05)

Boom defence vessel of the Net class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeBoom defence vessel
PennantZ 05 
Built byBlyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched8 Nov 1938 
Commissioned16 Mar 1939 
Lost21 Dec 1939 
Loss position56° 00'N, 3° 10'W

HMS Bayonet (T/Boom Skipper A. Lamont, RNR) was mined and sunk while working on the boom in South Inchkeith Channel off Leith in the Firth of Forth, in position 56º00'N, 03º10'W, on 21 December 1939. Three men were lost and 28 injured. The mine was from a defensive British field laid by the British minelayer HMS Plover between 14 and 16 December 1939.


Commands listed for HMS Bayonet (Z 05)

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1A. Lamont, RNR3 Sep 193921 Dec 1939

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