Ship: HMS ALFRISTON
Pennant No:M1103
Laid Down: 17 Aug 51  
Built by: John I Thornycroft, Woolston Yard Number 4137
Completed: 16 Mar 54
Time to Build: 31 Months
Commissioned: 1st May 1954 for 101st Minesweeping Squadron base Southampton as WARSASH
Years Fully Operational: 29 – All with RNR

Outline of Operational Career:

  • May 54 - June 60 Wessex Division RNR based at Southampton, named HMS WARSASH.
  • July 60 – Dec 75  Renamed HMS KILMOREY and transferred to Belfast Division RNR.
  • Early 1976 – July 77 Renamed HMS ALFRISTON and transferred to the Fishery Protection Squadron based in Rosyth. The conversion took place in Plymouth and the Ship’s Company transferred from HMS HIGHBURTON, that ship having been condemned by Naval Constructors. Served in the FPS under the command of Lieutenant J N Martin RN 
  • July 1977 – June 85 Refitted in Plymouth and returned to RNR Southampton.

Significant Events:

  • May/June 82 RNR Deployment to Gibraltar & Lisbon
  • May 84 RNR Deployment to Gibraltar & Lisbon

Paid Off: June 1986
Disposal:  27 Nov 88 Sold to Brugse Scheepssloperij for Break up