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yansee | 11:05 Fri 13th May 2022 | History
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I found an old photo of my Grandfather tin naval uniform 1st world war , he`s wearing a hat with HM minesweeper i can`t find why its HM not HMS and how can i find his nave service record

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minesweeper is the type of vessel so Her Majesty's minesweeper is correct.
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Thanks dannyk13 so it`s not Hunt class minesweeper
It could be any type of minesweeper including Hunt class.
his majestys minesweeper as opposed to ship ,they use to put HM on submariners cap tally
It is because of the size of the ship. Ships in the Royal Navy are known as HM Ships, though formerly when a distinction was made between three-masted ship-rigged ships and smaller vessels they would be called HM Frigate X, or HM Sloop Y. Hope this helps
If you know his full name and date of birth, I'd be happy to see what I can find out from my paid online history resources.
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Thank you Hazi- but my granddaughter is on the case , but cheers
Excellent, and best wishes with the research.

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