Allied Warships

HMS Bleasdale (L 50)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 50 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.): Parsons 
Ordered19 Jul 1940 
Laid down31 Oct 1940 
Launched23 Jul 1941 
Commissioned16 Apr 1942 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Blyth on 14 September 1956.

 

Commands listed for HMS Bleasdale (L 50)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Peter Barthrop North Lewis, RNDec 194115 Feb 1943
2Cdr. Hugh May Stollery Mundy, RN15 Feb 1943early 1945
3T/Lt. John Malcolm Liddle, RNVRearly 1945May 1945
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Graves Clarke, DSC, RNVRMay 194525 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Bleasdale include:


9 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Derwent (Cdr. R.H. Wright, DSC, RN), HMS Bleasdale (Lt. P.B.N. Lewis, RN), HMS Pathfinder (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Quentin (Lt.Cdr. A.H.P. Noble, DSC, RN). (1)

15 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Ashanti (Cdr. R.G. Onslow, RN), HMS Derwent (Cdr. R.H. Wright, DSC, RN), HMS Bleasdale (Lt. P.B.N. Lewis, RN) and HMS Chiddingfold (Lt.Cdr. L.W.L. Argles, RN). (1)

16 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Derwent (Cdr. R.H. Wright, DSC, RN), HMS Penn (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, DSO, RN), HMS Bleasdale (Lt. P.B.N. Lewis, RN) and ORP Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP). (1)

20 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Derwent (Cdr. R.H. Wright, DSC, RN), HMS Bleasdale (Lt. P.B.N. Lewis, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (T/Lt. M.W. Bond, RNVR) and HMS Stoke City (Lt. D.P. Piggford, RNR). (1)

22 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Bleasdale (Lt. P.B.N. Lewis, RN) and HMS Quentin (Lt.Cdr. A.H.P. Noble, DSC, RN). (1)

29 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Speedy (Lt. J.G. Brookes, DSC, RN), HMS Halcyon (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Harding, RNR), HMS Bleasdale (Lt. P.B.N. Lewis, RN) and HMS Wilton (Lt. A.P. Northey, DSC, RN). (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6389 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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