HMS Quorn (M41)

HMS Quorn is now decommissioned.

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Built by Vosper Thorneycroft Shipbuilders Ltd. at Woolston, Southampton was launched on 23 January 1988 by Lady Rosemary Thompson, HMS Quorn was commissioned into the Royal Navy one year later.

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Quorn exercises her right to Freedom of the Borough

Quorn exercises her right to Freedom of the Borough


HMS Quorn exercises her right to Freedom of the Borough

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Current operation Alongside

Currently alongside HM Naval Base Portsmouth

  • Alongside

    Alongside in her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base

Location Portsmouth

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Unit History

The First Quorn1916

The first was a minesweeper built by Napier & Miller in Glasgow in 1916 who served with the second fleet-sweeping flotilla. She was sold after a short period in Southampton.

The Second Quorn1940

The second Quorn was launched in 1940 and completed in 1940. Joining the 21 Destroyer Flotilla at Harwich . She spent the whole of her commission with this Flotilla on convoy protection.

The Second Quorn1940

In April 1941 she was superficially damaged by two delayed action bombs, which exploded twenty yards from her port quarter. Four months later, Quorn set off a mine forty yards of her port bow. 


In April 1942 Quorn hit another mine which blew a 9' by 15' hole in the port side of the ship. Repairs took 4 months. October 1942 Quorn intercepting a German raider in the English Channel.


In June 1944 Quorn was an escort for personnel convoys during operation Neptune until, on 3rd August, she was hit and sunk. Four officers and 126 ratings were lost.

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