Allied Warships

HMS Eggesford (L 15)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 15 
Built byJ.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.) 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down23 Jun 1941 
Launched12 Sep 1942 
Commissioned21 Jan 1943 
End service 
History

HMS Eggesford was sold in 1957 to the Federal German Navy (like HMS Albrighton) where she served as the frigate Brommy F 218.

 

Commands listed for HMS Eggesford (L 15)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Derek William Austin, RN4 Dec 194225 Nov 1943
2Lt. George Hammond Evans, RN25 Nov 19438 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Eggesford include:


12 Apr 1945
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Eggesford (Lt. G.H. Evans, RN) and HMS Woodruff (Lt. W.K. Tadman, RNR). (1)

22 Apr 1945
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Eggesford (Lt. G.H. Evans, RN) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the logbook of HMS Vampire]. (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20232

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


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