HMS Talybont (L 18)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||28 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||28 Nov 1942|
|Launched||3 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||19 May 1943|
Scrapped at Charlestown on 10 March 1961.
Commands listed for HMS Talybont (L 18)
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|1||Lt. Edward Francis Baines, DSO, RN||30 Mar 1943||31 Jul 1944|
|2||Lt. John Arundell Holdsworth, RN||31 Jul 1944||Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Talybont include:
12 Jun 1943
During 12/13 June 1943, the battleship HMS Valiant (Capt. L.H. Ashmore, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Onslow (Capt. J.A. McCoy, DSO, RN), HMS Panther (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Jocelyn, RN) and the escort destroyer HMS Talybont (Lt. E.F. Baines, DSO, RN). (1)
4 Oct 1943
The battleship HMS Malaya (Capt. G.E.M. O’Donnell, DSO, RN) departed Greenock for Plymouth. She was escorted by the destroyer HMS Skate (Lt. J.C. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN) and the frigate HMS Bentinck (Cdr. E.H. Chavasse, DSO, DSC, RN) until 1530/4 when the escort destroyers HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.J. Kirkby, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Talybont (Lt. E.F. Baines, DSO, RN) took over.
At 0645/5, the escort destoyer HMS Tanatside (Lt.Cdr. F.D. Brown, RN) joined.
HMS Malaya and her escorts arrived at Plymouth around 1000/5. (4)
3 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-1191 was sunk in the English Channel, south-west of Brighton, in position 50°09'N, 00°15'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Onslaught (Cdr. the Hon. A. Pleydell-Bouverie, RN) and HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, DSC, RN), the British escort destroyers HMS Brissenden (Lt. the Hon. D.D.E. Vivian, RN), HMS Wensleydale (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Goodfellow, RNVR) and HMS Talybont (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Baines, DSO, RN) and the British frigate HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR).
- ADM 53/118673
- ADM 173/18374
- ADM 173/18284
- ADM 53/117885
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.