HMS Cattistock (L 35)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type I)|
|Built by||Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)|
|Ordered||21 Mar 1939|
|Laid down||9 Jun 1939|
|Launched||22 Feb 1940|
|Commissioned||1 Aug 1940|
Scrapped at Newport in June 1957.
This was the 2nd ship of the name.
Commands listed for HMS Cattistock (L 35)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Alastair Ewing, RN||< Aug 40||24 Jun 1941|
|2||Lt. Robert Meryon William MacFarlan, RN||24 Jun 1941||Jun 1943|
|3||Lt. Richard George Damyon Keddie, DSC, RN||Jun 1943||29 Aug 1944 (+)|
|4||Lt. Thomas Stephen Sampson, RN||29 Aug 1944||3 Sep 1944|
|5||Lt. Phillip Graham Sharp, DSC, RNVR||3 Sep 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Cattistock include:
1 Aug 1943
HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMCS Athabascan (Cdr. G.R. Miles, DSO, OBE, RCN), HMS Cattistock (Lt. R.G.D. Keddie, DSC, RN), HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. H.F.B. Ashby, RNVR), HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR), HMS Victrix (T/Lt. J.D. Craighead, RNR) and HMS Kingston Andalusite (T/Lt. W.S. Lowe, RNVR). (1)
- ADM 173/18331
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.