HMS Bridlington (J65)
|Laid down||11 September 1939|
|Launched||29 February 1940|
|Commissioned||28 September 1940|
|Fate||Transferred to RAF, 1946|
|Royal Air Force|
|Operator||Royal Air Force Marine Branch|
|Fate||Scrapped 6 May 1958|
|Class and type||Bangor-class minesweeper|
|Length||162 ft (49.4 m)|
|Beam||28 ft (8.5 m)|
|Draught||8.25 ft (2.51 m)|
|Propulsion||2 shafts, 9-cylinder diesel, 2,000 bhp (1,500 kW)|
|Speed||16 knots (30 km/h)|
HMS Bridlington was a British Bangor-class minesweeper. She served in the Second World War in the Royal Navy, and in the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1946-1958.
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Bridlington was laid down on 11 September 1939 and launched on 29 February 1940. She was named after the English town Bridlington.
Second World War
After working up, she joined the 9th Minesweeping Flotilla at Scapa Flow. She later served in the Dieppe Raid and the Normandy landings. After being transferred to reserve service in 1945, she was passed on to the RAF in 1946.
Royal Air Force
In October 1955, Bridlington sailed to Gan, in the Indian Ocean, to create a landing strip on the island. She sailed back to Plymouth in April 1956, where she was scrapped in 1958. Her nameplate and bell were salvaged, which can be seen on display at the Bridlington Harbor Heritage Museum in Bridlington.
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Source: "HMS Bridlington (J65)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, April 15th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Bridlington_(J65).
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- ^ Rohwer & Hümmelchen 1992, p. 158
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- Rohwer, Jürgen; Hümmelchen, Gerhard (1992). Chronology of the War at Sea 1939–1945. London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 1-85367-117-7.
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