HMS Minstrel (J 445)
Minesweeper of the Algerine class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Redfern Construction Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||15 Mar 1943|
|Laid down||27 Jun 1944|
|Launched||5 Oct 1944|
|Commissioned||7 Jun 1945|
|End service||Feb 1947|
In July 1945 she joined the 10th MSF, Nore Command Nov 1945 10th MSF, East Indies Jan 1946 11th MSF Feb 1946 7th MSF June 1946 11th MSF Paid off in Feb 1947 to Category B reserve at Singapore. She was bought by the Royal Thai Navy in April 1947 and renamed HTMS PHOSAMTON on 20 Nov 1947 She attended the Queens Coronation Spithead review in 1953 whilst on Naval Cadet training.
She is still in service as a training ship and is believed to be the oldest Steam Engined warship still in service. www.bigdude.freeserve.co.uk/minstrel.htm
Commands listed for HMS Minstrel (J 445)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Edward Beaumont Cutlack, RNR||9 Jun 1945||Oct 1945|
|2||T/Lt. Thomas Norman Baker, RNR||Oct 1945||???|
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