Pennant No: M1184
Laid Down: 13th July 1953
Built by: J S Doig (Grimsby) Ltd
Completed: 23rd March 1955
Time to Build: 22 Months
Commissioned: 23rd May 1955 for 50th (Trials) Minesweeping Squadron (MSS) based Portland
Years Fully Operational: 2 (as Minesweeper)

Outline of Operational Career:

  • 27 May 55 Joined 50th MSS at Portland
  • 1955 Hydrophone trials
  • 1956 Hydrophone and Explosive Trials
  • 1957-64 Conversion to Survey Vessel
  • 17 Jul 64 Recommissioned as HMS MERMAID

Paid Off: 26th July 1957 (as CMS)
Disposal: June 1971 Break Up by Kingston Vickers at Fleetwood