HMS Garland (H 37)
Destroyer of the G class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Ordered||5 Mar 1934|
|Laid down||22 Aug 1934|
|Launched||24 Oct 1935|
|Commissioned||3 Mar 1936|
|End service||2 May 1940|
Transferred to the Polish Navy on 2 May 1940 while being repaired at Malta. Returned to the Royal Navy on 24 September 1946. On 14 November 1947 she was sold to the Royal Netherlands Navy to serve as a school ship HrMs Marnix.
|Career notes||Became the Polish destroyer Garland|
Commands listed for HMS Garland (H 37)
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|1||Cdr. Cecil Athos Newcome Chatwin, RN||25 Mar 1938||Late 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Roger Caton Beckett, RN||Mar 1940||May 1940|
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Notable events involving Garland include:
16 Sep 1939
While on escort duty in the Mediterranean off Alexandria, HMS Garland (Cdr. C.A.N. Chatwin, RN) is damaged by the accidental explosions of depth charges underneath her own stern. She was under repair at Malta until 16 May 1940. While under repair she was transferred to Poland on 2 May 1940.