Allied Warships

HMS Shippigan (J 212)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 212 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byDufferin Shipbuilding Co. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) : Montreal-Loco 
Ordered28 Nov 1940 
Laid down19 Apr 1941 
Launched12 Aug 1941 
Commissioned17 Jun 1942 
End service 

Sold 1 January 1948.


Commands listed for HMS Shippigan (J 212)

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1Cdr. John Curthoys Richards, RN10 Apr 194231 Mar 1943
2Cdr. Malcolm Hilary Brown, DSC, RN31 Mar 194317 Oct 1944
3Cdr. Jack Peterson, DSO, RN17 Oct 194412 Feb 1945
4Cdr. George Dibley, DSC, RD, RNR12 Feb 194524 Jul 1945
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Claude Harris Lea, RNVR24 Jul 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Shippigan include:

7 May 1943
HMS Shippigan (Cdr M.H. Brown, DSC, RN) picks up 11 survivors from the Greek merchant Laconikos that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-89 northeast of the Azores in position 41°40'N, 18°13'W.

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