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HMS Cheerful - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Cheerful

Name : HMS Cheerful
Laid Down : 20th August 1943
Launched : 22nd May 1944
Completed : 13th October 1944
Type : Minesweeper
Class : Algerine
Builder : Harland and Wolff
Country : UK
Pennants : J388, M88
Fate : 1963 B.U. at Queensborough

“ALGERINE” Class Fleet Minesweeper fitted with Turbine propulsion machinery ordered on 30th April 1942 from Harland and Wolff, Belfast. Laid down on 20th August 1943 this minesweeper was launched on 22nd May 1944. She was the fourth RN ship to carry this name, introduced in 1806 for a 12 Gun Cutter sold in 1816 and last borne by a Destroyer built in 1897 and sunk in June 1916 off the Shetlands by a mine. Build was completed on 13th October 1944. This warship was not “adopted” by a UK civil community after a successful WARSHIP WEEK National Savings campaign held in during 1941-42 as her build had not been started.

Timeline Entries :


20th August 1943 - Laid down at Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
22nd May 1944 - Launched
22nd May 1944 - Pennant J388
12th September 1944 - Lt.Cdr. Trevor Montagu Williams, RD, RNR In Command
13th October 1944 - Commissioned
2nd August 1945 - Charles Percival Crawford, RNVR In Command
September 1963 - Scrapped at Queenborough

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Last edited : 19:54, March 8, 2011
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First Added : 18:40, November 25, 2010
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