1. (a) HMS
Harrier sailed at 0430 to lay datum dans.
(b) HMS Hazard
sailed at 0445 with dan layers Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad and Lord
(c) HM Ships
SEAGULL, Halcyon and Speedwell sailed at 0515. Sweepers and
danlayers to rendezvous with Harrier North West of Area.
(2. – 5.
Details of sweep)
6. At 1000… a
mine detonated in Hazard’s (rear ship) sweeps. The plume was about
30 feet… Inquiries were made of her and she was unable to determine
when or where she had picked up this mine…
7. During the
second lap a mine detonated in SEAGULL’s sweep and parted it. There
was no plume and from this fact and her position it was assumed to
be one of our deep mines...
(At 1334 the
visibility, which had been good, closed down to half a mile and then
became thick fog. Sweeping was abandoned as it was 4 hours passage
to the anchorage for the danlayers and it was thought prudent to
have them inside our patrols before dark.)
and danlayers ordered to return to Harwich by the C in C Nore.