Pennant No: M1120
Laid Down: 28th January 1952
Built By: Montrose Shipyard Ltd.
Completed: 2nd April 1954
Time to Build: 28 months
Commissioned: 6th April 1954 for VERNON Training Squadron based Portsmouth
Years Fully Operational: 11 (all in Minesweeping Training Squadrons)

Outline of Operational Career:

  • May 54 Joined VERNON Training Squadron at Portsmouth
  • 1955-56 Annual refits due to frequency of defects
  • 1959 Minesweeping equipment trials throughout the year
  • 1 Oct 62 VERNON Squadron renamed 5th MSS
  • Jul 63-Feb 64 Extended refit at Portsmouth

Significant Events:

  • 1959 Helicopter Minesweeping Trials in Solent

Paid Off: 31 May 1965
Disposal: 24th April 1970 to Metal Recoveries (Newhaven) Ltd for break up