Allied Warships

HMS Tynedale (L 96)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type I) 
PennantL 96 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered11 Apr 1939 
Laid down27 Jul 1939 
Launched5 Jun 1940 
Commissioned5 Nov 1940 
Lost12 Dec 1943 
Loss position37° 10'N, 6° 05'E

HMS Tynedale (Lt.Cdr. James John Simon Yorke, DSC, RN) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean, off Bougie, in position 37º10'N, 06º05'E by the German submarine U-593.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 12 Dec 1943 by U-593 (Kelbling).

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Commands listed for HMS Tynedale (L 96)

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1Lt.Cdr. Hugo Edward Forbes Tweedie, RN7 Nov 194011 Sep 1942
2Lt. James John Simon Yorke, RN11 Sep 194212 Dec 1943

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Notable events involving Tynedale include:

28 Feb 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Tynedale (Lt. J.J.S. Yorke, DSC, RN), HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN) and later with HMS St. Kilda (A/Skr.Lt. R.G. Utting, RNR), HMS Sheppey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. McNeil, RNVR), HMS Ensay (T/Lt. K.J. Reece, RNVR) and HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.J. Cory, RNR). (1)

16 Mar 1943
HMS Tynedale (Lt. J.J.S. Yorke, DSC, RN) picks up 50 men from the British merchant Hadleigh that is torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-77 north-west of Oran in position 36°10'N, 00°30'W.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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  1. ADM 173/17921

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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