Two British minesweepers detonated German mines in Cherbourg's Grande Rade, just before the entry of supply ships, 2 Jul 1944; note Fort l'Ouest in the background

Caption   Two British minesweepers detonated German mines in Cherbourg's Grande Rade, just before the entry of supply ships, 2 Jul 1944; note Fort l'Ouest in the background ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   SC 274188
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Photos on Same Day 2 Jul 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 18 Apr 2007

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1. Ricky Bixler says:
22 Jul 2009 09:47:01 AM

About the minesweepers how many of them was lost in the war and how many is still around today or are they been decommshend.
2. Phillip Dalton says:
27 Nov 2009 11:11:33 AM

I am looking for information surrounding the following ships that my grandfather served on in world war 2. If anyone is able to help me in this matter please contact me on my email and thank you very much for helping in my research:

The ships are:

 The Derringer (a mind sweeper)
 The Meteor (A Destroyer)
 The Thruster (A Tank landing ship)

My grandfather served as a signalman on all 3

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