HMS Partridge (G 30)
Destroyer of the P class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Ordered||20 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||3 Jun 1940|
|Launched||5 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||22 Feb 1942|
|Lost||18 Dec 1942|
|Loss position||35° 50'N, 1° 35'W|
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
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Partridge|
Commands listed for HMS Partridge (G 30)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Alan Frank Hawkins, DSC, OBE, RN||17 Dec 1941||18 Dec 1942|
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Notable events involving Partridge include:
- ADM 173/17400
- ADM 173/17485
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.