HMS Georgetown (I 40)
Destroyer of the Town class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||20 Jul 1918|
|Launched||27 Oct 1918|
|Commissioned||23 Sep 1940|
|End service||Aug 1944|
HMS Georgetown participated in operation "Bowery", escorting the American aircraft carrier USS Wasp in May 1942 on her second reinforcement of the spitfire strength on the island of Malta. In September 1942, she transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy tor convoy escort duties in the western Atlantic. returned, to the United Kingdom in December 1943, she Joined the Reserve Fleet and in August 1944 was turned over to the Soviet Navy.
|Former name||USS Maddox (DD 168)|
|Career notes||to Soviet Union as USSR Zostkij|
Commands listed for HMS Georgetown (I 40)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Geoffrey Poe, RN||23 Sep 1940||2 Mar 1941|
|2||Lt. Archibald John Ramsay White, RN||2 Mar 1941||late 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Peter Graeme MacIver, RNR||9 Feb 1942||7 Jul 1943|
|4||Lt.Cdr. John Parker Stewart, DSC, RD, RNR||7 Jul 1943||late 1943|
|5||T/Lt. A. Bryden-Brown, RNVR||late 1943||Aug 1944|
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Notable events involving Georgetown include:
5 Aug 1942
After temporary repairs at Gibraltar around 2300 hours, HMS Liverpool (Capt. W.R. Slayter, DSC, RN) departed that port for Rosyth where full repairs were to be made. She was escorted by HMS Georgetown (Lt.Cdr. P.G. MacIver, RNR) and HMS Mansfield (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RNR).
HMS Georgetown was detached to Londonderry around 1800/9.
HMS Mansfield was detached to Liverpool around 1800/10. HMS Sennen (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN) had been sailed from Londonderry on the 10th to join HMS Liverpool. Most likely she joined before HMS Mansfield was detached but there is no mention in the log of Liverpool of Sennen joining the escort.
- ADM 53/116164
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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