History of Leith, Edinburgh

December 17, 2010

Making Records

H.M.S. ” Sidmouth ” is a sister ship of the ” Stornoway.” She saw a great deal of service as leader of a minesweeper flotilla. In August 1942 she was one of the minesweepers which swept the channel ahead of the raiding force which attacked Dieppe. On one occasion she made a record by sweeping a distance of 600 miles in seventy-two hours.

Another of her more exciting exploits was the invasion exercises 1943, when she in led her flotilla to within three miles of the French coast without being observed.

source-Leith Built Ships on War Service

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