Appleton M1106


Np04 Harbour Entrance

Laid Down: 2 Apr 51  Built by: Goole Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.

Completed: 18 Mar 54 Time to Build:  35 Month Commissioned: 23 Mar 1954  For 104th  Squadron                                           

Based: Harwich

Years Fully Operational: 12 

Outline of Operational Career:

10 May 54Joined 104th MSS at Harwich

18 Oct 54  Paid off.  Crew transferred to DARLASTON

14 May 56  Recommissioned as SO 105th MSS (Harwich)

25 Aug 56To Malta for Operation MUSKETEER

23 Nov 56Returned to UK. Reserve Hythe

27 Mar 57Recommissioned as SO 100th MSS (Portsmouth)

Sep – Dec 58Deployed UK to Malta for two Cyprus Patrols.

June 59  !00th MSS base move to Port Edgar

12 Aug 60Paid off at Portsmouth to Reserve

23 June 62  Recommissioned as SO 9th MSS

July – Sep 62Deployed UK to Aden

Jan 63      9th MSS base move to Bahrein

Oct 65Returned to Gibraltar. Paid off to Reserve

7 Feb 67  Recommissioned. Deployed to Aden

Dec 67Rejoined 9th MSS based Bahrein

24 Mar 69Left Bahrain for UK via South Africa.

June 69Portsmouth for disposal.

Significant Events:  Oct 54Damaged in collision with dock wall at Harwich.

1955In Reserve. Major Refit at Chatham

6 Nov 56Landings at Port Said. Left 7 Nov for Cyprus Patrol.

Feb-Nov 67 Patrols off Aden during Emergency.

Paid Off:7 June 69 Disposal : 24 Sep 72  Sold for breaking up at Neath, S.Wales                                          


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