HMS Obdurate (G 39)
Destroyer of the O class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||William Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland)|
|Ordered||3 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||25 Apr 1940|
|Launched||19 Feb 1942|
|Commissioned||3 Sep 1942|
Scrapped at Inverkeithing in November 1964.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Obdurate|
Commands listed for HMS Obdurate (G 39)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Claude Edward Lutley Sclater, RN||21 Jul 1942||13 Feb 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Robert Denys Franks, DSO, OBE, RN||13 Feb 1945||ca mid 46|
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Noteable events involving Obdurate include:
25 Jan 1944
At 18.33 hours on 25 January 1944 while in position 73°28'N, 21°30'E, HMS Obdurate (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, DSO and Bar, RN) was hit and damaged by a Gnat-torpedo from German U-boat U-360 while escorting the convoy JW-56A to North Russia. The U-boat missed the damaged destroyer with a coup de gr?ce at 18.44 hours. (see map)