Allied Warships

HMS Terpsichore (R 33)

Destroyer of the T class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantR 33 
Built byWilliam Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland) 
Ordered13 Mar 1941 
Laid down25 Nov 1941 
Launched17 Jun 1943 
Commissioned20 Jan 1944 
End service 

Scrapped at Troon in May 1966.


Commands listed for HMS Terpsichore (R 33)

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1Cdr. Alfred Charles Behague, DSC, RNNov 19435 Jan 1945
2Cdr. Richard Taylor White, DSO, RN5 Jan 19457 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Terpsichore include:

19 Sep 1944
German U-boat U-407 was sunk in the Mediterranean south of Milos, in position 36°27'N, 24°33'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Troubridge and HMS Terpsichore and the Polish destroyer ORP Garland.

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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