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HMS Fantome - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Fantome

Name : HMS Fantome
Laid Down : 5th February 1942
Launched : 22nd September 1942
Completed : 19th November 1942
Type : Minesweeper
Class : Algerine
Builder : Harland and Wolff
Country : UK
Pennants : J224
Fate : 1943 (20 May) mined off N. Africa; Declared Constructive Total Loss - B.U. Milford Haven 1947

“ALGERINE” Class Fleet Minesweeper fitted with Turbine propulsion machinery ordered on 15th November 1940 from Harland and Wolff, Belfast. Laid down on 15th March 1941 at the same time as sister ship ESPIEGLE. She was launched on 22nd September 1942.as the fifth RN ship to carry this name, introduced for a captured French Brig Sloop in 1810 and last borne by a Sloop built at Sheerness in 1901 and sold in 1925 at Sydney, Australia after service as a Survey Ship. Her build was completed on 23rd January 1943, This warship was “adopted” by the civil community of Friern Barnet, then in Middlesex, after a successful WARSHIP WEEK National Savings campaign in March 1942.

Timeline Entries :


5th February 1942 - Laid down at Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
11th September 1942 - Launched
22nd September 1942 - Pennant J224
12th December 1942 - Capt. John Wilfred Boutwood, RN in Command
23rd January 1943 - Commissioned
20th May 1943 - Mined during clearance operations off Cape Bon
20th May 1943 - Constructive Loss

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First Added : 21:09, November 26, 2010
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