HMS Teviot (K 222)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland)|
|Ordered||8 May 1941|
|Laid down||4 Oct 1941|
|Launched||12 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Jan 1943|
Transferred to the South African Navy on 10 June 1945.
|Career notes||To South Africa as Teviot|
Commands listed for HMS Teviot (K 222)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Blewett, DSC, RNR||26 Nov 1942||1 May 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Taylor, DSC, RN||1 May 1943||29 Jan 1945|
|3||Lt. David Welsh, RN||29 Jan 1945||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Teviot include:
4 Jul 1943
Between 2100 and 2145 hours on 4 July 1943 the British passenger ship City of Venice and the British merchant St. Essylt were torpedoed and sunk off Cape Tenez, Algeria in position 36°44'N, 01°31'E. (The St. Essylt caught fire and blew up next morning.)
461 of the crew of and troops the City of Venice was carrying were rescued by the British corvettes HMS Honeysuckle (Lt. H.H.D. MacKillican, DSC, RNR), HMS Rhododendron (Lt. O.B. Medley, RNVR), the British frigate HMS Teviot (Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN) and the British rescue tug HMRT Restive (Lt. D.M. Richards, RNR).
397 of the crew and troop of the St. Essylt were picked up by HMS Honeysuckle, HMS Rhododendron and HMRT Restive. (see map)
9 Oct 1943
On 9 October 1943, convoy WS-33 arrived in South Africa from the UK with reinforcements for service in Burma, the convoy consisted of 4 ships. The British frigates HMS Bann, HMS Plym, HMS Teviot and HMS Trent were responsible for providing the Anti-Submarine escort on the last leg of the passage.