HC Deb 13 March 1958 vol 584 cc83-4W
95. Captain Kerby

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what Algerine Class minesweepers comprised the Fishery Protection Squadron at 31st March, 1956, 31st March, 1957, and what is expected to be the composition on 31st March, 1958; on which dates each ship was relieved by another ship; and on what dates it is expected the present ships of the squadron will pay off into Reserve.

Mr. Allan

The answer to the first part of the Question is as follows:

Algerine Class Ocean Minesweepers in service with the Fishery Protection Squadron:

(a) on 31st March, 1956.

  • "Bramble"
  • "Welcome"
  • "Coquette"
  • "Mariner"
  • "Rattlesnake"
  • "Romola."

(b) on 31st March, 1957.

  • "Bramble"
  • "Hound"
  • "Lennox"
  • "Orestes"
  • "Wave"
  • "Welcome."

(c) as forecast for 31st March, 1958.

  • "Hound"
  • "Wave."

It is not possible to give precise dates for the reliefs of these ships.

Thirdly, H.M.S. "Orestes" will leave the Squadron on 21st March, 1958; "Wave" in August; and "Hound" some time in 1959.