HMS Jason (J 99)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland) : Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||4 Sep 1936|
|Laid down||12 Dec 1936|
|Launched||6 Oct 1937|
|Commissioned||9 Jun 1938|
Sold 3 September 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Jason (J 99)
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|1||Cdr. Alun Jones, RN||1 Apr 1939||28 Sep 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Douglas Henry Fryer, RN||28 Sep 1939||21 Jun 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Reginald Ernest Terry, RN||21 Jun 1940||14 Oct 1942|
|4||Cdr. Herbert Guy Abbott Lewis, RN||14 Oct 1942||5 Jan 1944|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Trevor George Payne Crick, DSC, RN||5 Jan 1944||25 Dec 1944|
|6||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Harry Layland Dudley Hoare, RNR||25 Dec 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Jason include:
25 Sep 1940
HMS Jason (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Terry, RN) picks up 18 survivors from the British merchant Mabriton that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-32 west-south-west of Rockall in position 56°12'N, 23°00'W.
19 Oct 1940
HMS Jason (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Terry, RN) picks up 39 survivors from the Dutch merchant Bilderdijk that was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 56°35'N, 17°15'W by German U-boat U-38.
20 Oct 1940
HMS Jason (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Terry, RN) picks up 111 survivors from the British merchant Loch Lomond that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-100 south-west of Rockall in position 56°00'N, 14°30'W.
- ADM 173/18080
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.