Allied Warships

HMS Scout (H 51)

Destroyer of the Admiralty S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAdmiralty S 
PennantH 51 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
OrderedApr 1917 
Laid down25 Oct 1917 
Launched27 Apr 1918 
Commissioned15 Jun 1918 
End service 
History

Scrapped on 2 March 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Scout (H 51)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Hugh Crofton Simms, RN15 Sep 193820 Jan 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Cecil Hamilton Holmes, RN20 Jan 194012 Nov 1940
3Lt.Cdr. (retired) Duncan Hamish Harper, RN12 Nov 1940Feb 1941
4Lt.Cdr. (retired) Hedworth Lambton, RNFeb 194123 Dec 1942
5Lt. Robert Graham Woodward, RN23 Dec 1942Dec 1943
6T/Lt. John Cyril Asquin Hammond, RNRDec 1943Jun 1944
7Lt. Peter Vernon James, RNRJun 1944Nov 1944
8T/A/Lt.Cdr. Arthur Charles Cooper, RNVRNov 1944early 1945
9Lt. Peter Vernon James, RNRearly 1945early 1945
10T/Lt. Charles Patrick Kane-White, RANVRearly 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Scout include:


16 Nov 1939
HMS Pandora (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong together with HMS Scout (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Simms, RN). (1)

12 Feb 1940
HMS Pandora (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong with HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN) and HMS Scout (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Holmes, RN). (2)

14 Feb 1940
HMS Pandora (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong with HMS Scout (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Holmes, RN). (2)

26 Feb 1940
HMS Pandora (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong with HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN) and HMS Scout (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Holmes, RN). (2)

1 Mar 1940
HMS Pandora (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong with HMS Scout (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Holmes, RN). (3)

4 Mar 1940
HMS Pandora (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong with HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN) and HMS Scout (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Holmes, RN). (3)

11 Mar 1940
HMS Pandora (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong with HMS Thanet (Lt.Cdr. J. Mowlam, RN) and HMS Scout (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Holmes, RN). (3)

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/15892
  2. ADM 173/16396
  3. ADM 173/16397

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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