HMS Douglas (D 90)
Destroyer of the Admiralty Leader class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Laid down||30 Jun 1917|
|Launched||8 Jun 1918|
|Commissioned||30 Aug 1918|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 20 March 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Douglas (D 90)
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|1||Cdr. Roland Frith Balfour Swinley, RN||21 Aug 1939||5 Feb 1940|
|2||Cdr. (retired) Vernon Hammersley-Heenan, RN||5 Feb 1940||19 Apr 1940|
|3||Cdr. (retired) John Graham Crossley, RN||19 Apr 1940||20 Nov 1940|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Harold Godfrey Bowerman, RN||20 Nov 1940||Feb 1941|
|5||Cdr. William Eric Banks, DSC, RN||Feb 1941||20 Apr 1942|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Robert Basil Stewart Tennant, RN||20 Apr 1942||21 Dec 1942|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Karl Henry John Lynch Phibbs, RN||21 Dec 1942||15 Jul 1944|
|8||A/Cdr. John Neil Kelly Knight, RN||15 Jul 1944||late 1944|
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Noteable events involving Douglas include:
28 Apr 1941
German U-boat U-65 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of Iceland in position 59°51'N, 15°30'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Douglas (Cdr. W.E. Banks, RN).
HMS Douglas also picks up 18 men from the British tanker Capulet that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-552 south of Iceland in position 60°16'N, 16°10'W. HMS Douglas then tried to sink the tanker with gunfire but failed to do so. The abandoned wreck was finally sunk on 2 May 1941 by German U-boat U-201 south of Iceland in position 60°00'N, 16°00'W. (see map)
13 Nov 1942
The British merchant Louise Moller is torpedoed and sunk about 240 miles east by south of Durban, South-Africa in position 30°50'S, 35°54'E by German U-boat U-178. HMS Douglas (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN) later picks up 29 survivors.
31 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-732 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic near Tangier, in position 35°54'N, 05°52'W, by depth charges from the British anti-submarine trawler HMS Imperialist (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.H.C. Rodgers, RNVR) and the British destroyer HMS Douglas (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN). (see map)