Pennant No: M1141
Laid Down: 17th March 1953
Built By: J. S. Doig (Grimsby) Ltd
Completed: 31st December 1954
Time to Build: 22 months
Commissioned: 23rd February 1955 for 50th MSS (Trials) based Port Edgar
Years Fully Operational: 26

Outline of Operational Career:

  • 16th March 1955 Joined 50th MSS at Port Edgar
  • 1955–1959 Minesweeping Trials. Frequent docking at Rosyth
  • 15th June 1959 50th MSS transferred to Portland as 3rd MSS
  • 1961–1964 3rd MSS Trials of Osborn combined sweeps
  • 1964–1978 3rd MSS based Portland. MCM trials
  • June 1979–July 1981 Joined 10th MCMS for London Division RNR based at Chatham
  • July–December 1981 Static tender to London Division RNR berthed Embankment, London

Significant Events:

  • December 1959 Badly damaged in a gale alongside at Gibraltar. Crew commissioned HMS Floriston in record time
  • November 1972 HRH Prince Charles joined Glasserton for 2 weeks MCMS Experience while serving in HMS Minerva
  • Spring 1981 Badly damaged in berthing incident at Ramsgate

Paid Off: July 1981
Disposal: 11th December 1987 sold to Pounds of Portsmouth then to Andover Shipping. Broken up by San Esteban de Pravia, Spain

TCA Historians Note: Present records are very sparse. We would welcome any information on Glasserton’s movements & activities between 1955 and 1979