The Bangor-class minesweepers were a class of warships operated by the Royal Navy (RN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), and Royal Indian Navy (RIN) during the Second World War.

The class derives its name from the lead ship, HMS Bangor (J00), which was launched on February 19th 1940 and commissioned on November 7th of that year. Royal Navy ships were named after coastal towns of the United Kingdom.

Their lack of size gave them poor sea handling abilities, reportedly worse even than the Flower-class corvettes. The diesel-engined versions were considered to have poorer handling characteristics than the slow-speed reciprocating-engined variants. Their shallow draft made them unstable and their short hulls tended to bury the bow when operating in a head sea.

The Bangor-class vessels were also considered overcrowded, cramming six officers and over 90 ratings into a vessel originally intended for a total of 40.

Despite claims to the contrary, the Australian Bathurst-class corvettes were a wholly Australian design, and not based on the Bangor-class.

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

Royal Navy[edit | edit source]

  • HMS Bangor (J00)
  • HMS Beaumaris (J07)
  • HMS Bayfield (J08)
  • HMS Cromarty (J09)
  • HMS Boston (J14)
  • HMS Blyth (J15)
  • HMS Rothesay (J19)
  • HMS Canso (J21)
  • HMS Blackpool (J27)
  • HMS Stornoway (J31)
  • HMS Tenby (J34)
  • HMS Rhyl (J36)
  • HMS Caraquet (J38)
  • HMS Sidmouth (J47)
  • HMS Bridlington (J50)
  • HMS Guysborough (J52)
  • HMS Dunbar (J53)
  • HMS Peterhead (J59)
  • HMS Bridport (J65)
  • HMS Llandudno (J67)
  • HMS Ingonish (J69)
  • HMS Worthing (J72)
  • HMS Rye (J76)
  • HMS Romney (J77)
  • HMS Ilfracombe (J95)
  • HMS Polruan (J97)
  • HMS Lockeport (J100)
  • HMS Brixham (J105)
  • HMS Bude (J116)
  • HMS Parrsborough (J117)
  • HMS Fort York (J119)
  • HMS Whitehaven (J121)
  • HMS Seaham (J123)
  • HMS Fraserburgh (J124)
  • HMS Felixstowe (J126)
  • HMS Eastbourne (J127)
  • HMS Cromer (J128)
  • HMS Ardrossan (J131)
  • HMS Qualicum (J138)
  • HMS Wedgeport (J139)
  • HMS Bootle (J143)
  • HMS Poole (J147)
  • HMS Clacton (J151)
  • HMS Hartlepool (J155)
  • HMS Middlesbrough (J164)
  • HMS Dornoch (J173)
  • HMS Padstow (J180)
  • HMS Greenock (J182)
  • HMS Harwich (J190)
  • HMS Lyme Regis (J193)
  • HMS Hythe (J194)
  • HMS Lyme Regis (J197)
  • HMS Newhaven (J199)
  • HMS Clydebank (J200)
  • HMS Lantan (J208)
  • HMS Lyemun (J209)
  • HMS Taitam (J210)
  • HMS Waglan (J211)
  • HMS Shippigan (J212)
  • HMS Tadoussac (J220)
  • HMS Tilbury (J228)

Royal Indian Navy[edit | edit source]

  • HMIS Malwa (J55)
  • HMIS Peshawar (J92)
  • HMIS Deccan (J129)
  • HMIS Kathiawar (J155)
  • HMIS Chittagong (J160)
  • HMIS Kumaon (J164)
  • HMIS Rohilkand (J180)
  • HMIS Baluchistan (J182)
  • HMIS Khyber (J190)
  • HMIS Rajputana (J197)
  • HMIS Carnatic (J199)
  • HMIS Orissa (J200)
  • HMIS Konkan (J228)
  • HMIS Oudh (J245)
  • HMIS Dacca (J246)
  • HMIS Bihar (J247)

Royal Canadian Navy[edit | edit source]

  • HMCS Bayfield (J08)
  • HMCS Canso (J21)
  • HMCS Caraquet (J38)
  • HMCS Guysborough (J52)
  • HMCS Ingonish (J69)
  • HMCS Lockeport (J100)
  • HMCS Georgian (J144)
  • HMCS Cowichan (J146)
  • HMCS Malpeque (J148)
  • HMCS Ungava (J149)
  • HMCS Quatsino (J152)
  • HMCS Nipigon (J154)
  • HMCS Thunder (J156) - sold to Dominican Republic in 1948, renamed Prestol Botello (C454)
  • HMCS Mahone (J159)
  • HMCS Chignecto (J160)
  • HMCS Outarde (J161)
  • HMCS Wasaga (J162)
  • HMCS Minas (J165)
  • HMCS Quinte (J166)
  • HMCS Chedabucto (J168)
  • HMCS Miramichi (J169)
  • HMCS Bellechasse (J170)
  • HMCS Clayoquot (J174)
  • HMCS Burlington (J250)
  • HMCS Drummondville (J253)
  • HMCS Swift Current (J254)
  • HMCS Red Deer (J255)
  • HMCS Medicine Hat (J256)
  • HMCS Vegreville (J257)
  • HMCS Grandmere (J258)
  • HMCS Gananoque (J259)
  • HMCS Goderich (J260) - sold to Dominican Republic, renamed Tortuguero (C455)
  • HMCS Kelowna (J261)
  • HMCS Courtney (J262)
  • HMCS Melville (J263) - sold to Dominican Republic, renamed Separación (C456)
  • HMCS Granby (J264)
  • HMCS Noranda (J265)
  • HMCS Lachine (J266)
  • HMCS Digby (J267)
  • HMCS Truro (J268)
  • HMCS Trois-Rivieres (J269)
  • HMCS Brockville (J270)
  • HMCS Transcona (J271)
  • HMCS Esquimalt (J272)
  • HMCS Port Hope (J280)
  • HMCS Kenora (J281)
  • HMCS Sarnia (J309)
  • HMCS Stratford (J310)
  • HMCS Fort William (J311)
  • HMCS Kentville (J312)
  • HMCS Mulgrave (J313)
  • HMCS Blairmore (J314)
  • HMCS Milltown (J317)
  • HMCS Westmount (J318)
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