HMS Tanatside (L 69)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)|
|Ordered||28 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||23 Jun 1941|
|Launched||30 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||4 Sep 1942|
Sold to Greece in 1946 and renamed Adrias (ii).
Commands listed for HMS Tanatside (L 69)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Frank David Brown, RN||18 Jul 1942||21 Dec 1943|
|2||Cdr. Bernard Jasper de St. Croix, RN||21 Dec 1943||17 Apr 1945|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. Harry Hutchinson, RN||17 Apr 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Tanatside include:
18 Sep 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Tanatside (Lt.Cdr. F.D. Brown, RN) and HMS Quality (Lt.Cdr. G.L. Farnfield, DSO, RN). Also a practice attack was carried out on HMS Bermuda (Capt. T.H. Back, RN). (1)
21 May 1943
HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with The British escort destroyers HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN) and ORP Krakowiak (Komandor Podporucznik (Lt.Cdr.) W. Maracewicz, ORP) in the morning and with HMS Wensleydale (Lt. W.P. Goodfellow, RNVR) and HMS Tanatside (Lt.Cdr. F.D. Brown, RN) in the afternoon. Upon completion of the A/S exercise in the afternoon Thrasher made a pracice attack on HMS Wensleydale. (2)
17 Jan 1944
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Peterhead (Lt. D.P. Croom-Johnson, RNVR), HMS Blyth (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.R.S. Smith, RNVR), HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.J. Kirkby, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Tanatside (Cdr. B.J. de St. Croix, RN). (3)
- ADM 173/17241
- ADM 173/18225
- ADM 173/18458
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.