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). (5)
Later this day an RDF tracking exercises was carried out with HMS Belfast (Capt. R.M. Dick, CBE, DSC, RN). (7)
- ADM 173/19410
- ADM 173/19411
- ADM 173/19364
- ADM 173/19626
- ADM 173/20257
- ADM 173/20135
- ADM 173/19596
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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