Allied Warships

HMS Spanker (J 226)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 226 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered15 Nov 1940 
Laid down22 Sep 1942 
Launched20 Apr 1943 
Commissioned20 Aug 1943 
End serviceDec 1947 

Decommissioned at South Queensferry, Scotland in December 1947. The ship was placed in reserve.

Sold to the Belgian Navy on 25 February 1953.


Commands listed for HMS Spanker (J 226)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Harold Brittain, DSC, RNRJun 194324 Nov 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Leonard Bentley Moffatt, RNR24 Nov 1943Oct 1944
3Lt. Gerald Sydney Willis, RNROct 194416 Mar 1946

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