The photo's shown below were taken from the
British Pathe film
'FACING DANGER WITH MEN OF THE MINESWEEPING FLOTILLA'
which can be seen
(Copies of the photo's and the original footage can
be purchased from the British Pathe site.)
This excellent short film features
the work of two Halcyon Class minesweepers, although other ships are
One can be identified as N82 (later J82), HMS Hussar. The issue date
of the film is 11th Jan 1940 which is
when Hussar was working in the Grimsby area. Other Halcyon's in the
area at the same time include Halcyon, Skipjack, Speedwell, Sphinx
and Salamander but it has not yet been possible to determine on
which ship the film was shot.
Note the contrast in uniforms between
the men in this film and those worn in the previous photo's by
Hazard and Hebe's crews!
HMS Hussar (N82) followed by what
appears to be a
Hunt Class minesweeper
living up to the nickname of
Getting ready to sweep, attaching the
Launching the float.
Watching and waiting for mines...
...whilst always guarding against
Destroying the mine by rifle fire,
then time for home.