Allied Warships

HMS Bagshot (J 57)

Minesweeper of the Hunt class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 57 
Built byArdrossan Dockyard (Ardrossan, Scotland) : Allen 
Laid down6 Nov 1917 
Launched23 May 1918 
Commissioned1 May 1919 
End service 

HMS Bagshot is not listed as active unit in the April 1945 Navy List

Became a depot ship on 1 April 1945 being renamed Medway II.
Reverted back to her original name on 28 February 1946.
Sold and became merchantile (with the same name) in 1949.
Mined, while in tow, off Corfu on 1 September 1951.


Commands listed for HMS Bagshot (J 57)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Fitzhardinge Berkeley Gage, RNVR19 Aug 19394 Sep 1941
2Lt.Cdr. (retired) Dennis Noel Venables, RN4 Sep 1941Oct 1942
3A/Lt.Cdr. Edgar Asquith Vittle, RNROct 1942May 1943
4Lt. Charles Laurence Carroll, DSC, RNRMay 194325 Aug 1943
5T/Lt. Reginald Michael Thorne, RNR25 Aug 1943early 1945

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