Allied Warships

HMS Partridge (G 30)

Destroyer of the P class


Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-1961

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassP 
PennantG 30 
Built byFairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland) 
Ordered20 Oct 1939 
Laid down3 Jun 1940 
Launched5 Aug 1941 
Commissioned22 Feb 1942 
Lost18 Dec 1942 
Loss position35° 50'N, 1° 35'W
History

At 08.06 hours on 18 December 1942 HMS Partridge (Lt.Cdr. William Alan Frank Hawkins, DSO, DSC, OBE, RN), on an anti-submarine sweep, was hit by one torpedo from the German submarine U-565 and sank west of Oran, Algeria in position 35º50'N, 01º35'W.  

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 18 Dec 1942 by U-565 (Franken).

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Commands listed for HMS Partridge (G 30)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Alan Frank Hawkins, DSC, OBE, RN17 Dec 194118 Dec 1942

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U-Boat Attack Logs

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

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