HMS Loyal (G 15)
Destroyer of the L class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Ordered||31 Mar 1938|
|Laid down||23 Nov 1938|
|Launched||8 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||31 Oct 1942|
|End service||12 Oct 1944|
Heavily damaged by a mine in the Thyrhenian Sea off Italy, declared a constructive total loss.
Commands listed for HMS Loyal (G 15)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Hugo Edward Forbes Tweedie, DSC, RN||22 Sep 1942||Aug 1944|
|2||Cdr. Godfrey Ransome, DSC, RN||1 Aug 1944||late 1944|
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Notable events involving Loyal include:
18 Jan 1943
The British destroyers HMS Lightning (Cdr. H.G. Walters, RN) and HMS Loyal (Lt.Cdr. H.E.F. Tweedie, RN) sink the German (former Norwegian) Favor (1323 GRT) south of Sardinia, Italy in position 38°40'N, 09°32'E.
7 May 1943
The German auxiliary minesweeper M 6616/Alba Eder (21 GRT) and the Italian tug Porto Cesareo (230 GRT) were sunk off Cape Bon, Tunisia by gunfire from the British destroyers HMS Laforey (Capt. R.M.J. Hutton, DSO, RN), HMS Loyal (Lt.Cdr. H.E.F. Tweedie, RN), HMS Tartar (Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN) and HMS Nubian (Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN).
- File 2.12.03.6397 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)