HMS Caesar (R 07)
Destroyer of the Ca class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||24 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||3 Apr 1943|
|Launched||12 Feb 1944|
|Commissioned||5 Oct 1944|
Arrived at Blyth to be broken up for scrap on 6 January 1967.
|Former name||HMS Ranger (R 58)|
Commands listed for HMS Caesar (R 07)
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|1||Lt. Dudley Leslie Davenport, RN||16 May 1944||14 Oct 1944|
|2||Capt. Godfrey Noel Brewer, DSO, RN||14 Oct 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Caesar include:
26 Oct 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN), HMS Zealous (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Bute (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T. Costley, RNVR) and HMS Macbeth (A/Skr.Lt. R.C. Green, DSC, RNR). (1)
2 Nov 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. J.C. Hibbard DSC, RCN), HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Flaaten, RNR) and HNoMS Risor. (2)
23 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN), HMS Onslaught (Cdr. The Hon. A. Pleydell-Bouverie, RN), HMS Bardsey (T/Lt. H. Fritzen, RNR) and HNoMS Horten. (3)
28 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with ships from the 24th and 18th Escort Groups and HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN) and HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN). (4)
- ADM 173/19410
- ADM 173/19411
- ADM 173/19364
- ADM 173/20257
- ADM 173/20135
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.