|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||4 Sep 1925|
|Lost||24 Dec 1940|
Completed on 10 October 1925.
HMT Pelton (Skr. John Alexander Sutherland, DSC, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by the German motor torpedo boat S-28 off Great Yarmouth on 24 December 1940.
Commands listed for HMS Pelton
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|1||Skr. John Alexander Sutherland, RNR||11 Nov 1939||mid/late40|
|2||Skr. John Alexander Sutherland, DSC, RNR||late 1940||24 Dec 1940 (+)|
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Notable events involving Pelton include:
18 May 1940
Cutting of underwater telephone lines between Scandinavia and the U.K.
On 18 May 1940 the auxiliary M/S trawlers HMS Cape Melville (Ch.Skr. A. Flaws, RNR), HMS Grampian (Lt.Cdr. A. Longmuir, RNR), HMS James Lay (Skr. W.H. Makings, RNR), HMS Milford Princess (T/Skr. J.W. Cook, RNR), HMS Milford Queen (T/Skr. F.J. Burgess, RNR) and HMS Pelton (Skr. J.A. Sutherland, RNR) departed Harwich to cut underwater telephone cables. They were escorted by the patrol vessel HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) D.F. Beattie, RN). Cover for the operation was provided by the destroyers HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN).