Allied Warships

HMS Brave (J 305)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 305 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byBlyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : White 
Ordered20 May 1941 
Laid down23 Apr 1942 
Launched4 Feb 1943 
Commissioned3 Aug 1943 
End service 

Became a R.N.V.R. drill ship in 1951 being renamed Satellite.
Scrapped at Dunston on 25 November 1958.  

Commands listed for HMS Brave (J 305)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Seymour Tolliday, RNR5 Jul 1943Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Brave include:

16 Sep 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Brave (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.S. Tolliday, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17832

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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