Operation QO

This was a British naval mineclearing operation in British coastal waters(October 1942).

Undertaken by the 9th Minesweeping Flotilla (Bangor, Blackpool, Bridlington, Bridport, Peterhead, Sidmouth, Tenby and Rhyl), the operation was designed to clear a passage through the British East Coast Barrier for the safe passage of destroyers entering or departing Harwich.