HMS Grenville (i) (H 03)
Destroyer of the G class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)|
|Ordered||5 Mar 1934|
|Laid down||29 Sep 1934|
|Launched||15 Aug 1935|
|Commissioned||1 Jul 1936|
|Lost||19 Jan 1940|
|Loss position||51° 39'N, 2° 17'E|
The British destroyer HMS Grenville (i) (H 03) lost on 19 Jan 1940 in position 51° 39'N, 2° 17'E.
On 19 January 1940 the 1st DF was operating out of Harwich with six other ships of the Flotilla were returning from an operation off the Dutch coast when in calm weather, she was mined at 1250 hrs in the Thames estuary, 23 nautical miles east of the Kentish Knock lightvessel in position 51º39'N, 02º17'E, on a field laid by the German destroyers of FK Berger: Erich Steinbrinck, Friedrich Ihn and Friedrich Eckoldt.
Commands listed for HMS Grenville (i) (H 03)
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|1||Capt. George Elvey Creasy, RN||11 Jun 1938||19 Jan 1940|
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Notable events involving Grenville (i) include:
18 Dec 1939
The British destroyers HMS Grenville (Capt. G.E. Creasy, MVO, RN), HMS Greyhound (Cdr. W.R. Marshall-A'Deane, RN), HMS Griffin (Lt.Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, RN) and the Polish destroyer Blyskawica (Lt.Cdr. J. Umecki, ORP) formed the escort of two British minelayers which conducted a night operation off the German coast. Mines were laid between Sylt Island and the harbour of Emden. (1)
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