HMS Dunbar (J 53)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : Whites M.E.|
|Ordered||28 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||21 Jun 1940|
|Launched||5 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||3 Mar 1942|
Sold on 1 January 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Dunbar (J 53)
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|1||T/Lt. Robert Archibald Vallings, DSC, RNR||15 Jan 1942||6 Jan 1943|
|2||Lt. James Francis Borlace, RN||6 Jan 1943||18 Sep 1944|
|3||Lt. Harry Guy Vere, DSC, RN||18 Sep 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Dunbar include:
11 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dunbar (T/Lt. R.A. Vallings, DSC, RNR), HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR), HMS Llandudno (A/Cdr. R. Frederick, RN) and HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN). (1)
- ADM 173/17493
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