Allied Warships

HMS Blencathra (L 24)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 24 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered4 Sep 1939 
Laid down18 Nov 1939 
Launched6 Aug 1940 
Commissioned14 Dec 1940 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Barrow on 2 January 1957.

 

Commands listed for HMS Blencathra (L 24)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Hugh Waters Shelley Browning, RN6 Nov 194026 Apr 1941
2Cdr. John Henry Ruck-Keene, DSC, RN26 Apr 194120 Jul 1942
3Lt. Edgar George Warren, RN20 Jul 194224 Apr 1944
4Lt. Peter Gerald Charles Dickens, DSO, DSC, RN24 Apr 1944Jun 1945
5Lt. Neil Derrick Cornwall, RNJun 1945

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Notable events involving Blencathra include:


10 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-450 was sunk in the western Mediterranean south of Ostia, in position 41°11'N, 12°27'E, by depth charges from the British escort destroyers HMS Blankney (Lt.Cdr. D.H.R. Bromley, RN), HMS Blencathra (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Warren, RN), HMS Brecon (Lt. N.R.H. Rodney, RN), HMS Exmoor (Lt. D.D. Howson, RN) and the US destroyer USS Madison (Cdr. D.A. Stuart, USN).

30 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-223 was sunk in the Mediterranean north of Palermo, in position 38?48'N, 14?10'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Laforey (Capt. H.T. Armstrong, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Tumult (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Hambledon (Lt. L.G. Toone, RN) and HMS Blencathra (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Warren, RN).


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