HMS Tyne (F 24)
Destroyer Depot Ship of the Hecla class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Destroyer Depot Ship|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Laid down||15 Jul 1938|
|Launched||28 Feb 1940|
|Commissioned||28 Feb 1941|
|History||Sold in 1973.|
Commands listed for HMS Tyne (F 24)
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|1||Capt. George Arthur Scott, DSC, RN||26 Aug 1940||25 Jul 1941|
|2||Capt. Clifford Caslon, RN||25 Jul 1941||30 May 1942|
|3||Cdr. Conrad Byron Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN||30 May 1942||1 Jun 1942|
|4||Capt. Percy Todd, DSO, RN||1 Jun 1942||23 Jul 1942|
|5||Capt. Charles Thomas Mark Pizey, DSO, RN||23 Jul 1942||1 Sep 1942|
|6||Cdr. Robert Henry Mills, RN||1 Sep 1942||25 Sep 1942|
|7||Capt. Charles Thomas Mark Pizey, DSO, RN||25 Sep 1942||4 Dec 1943|
|8||Capt. Reginald Maurice James Hutton, DSO, RN||4 Dec 1943||19 Jul 1944|
|9||Cdr. David Percy Trentham, RN||19 Jul 1944||28 Oct 1944|
|10||A/Capt. John Hamilton Macnair, RN||28 Oct 1944||10 Dec 1944|
|11||Capt. Sidney Boucher, RN||10 Dec 1944||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Tyne include:
24 Jun 1941
The destroyer tender Tyne (Capt. G.A. Scott, DSC, RN) and the destroyer HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.P. Thew, RN) and HMAS Nestor (Cdr. A.S. Rosenthal, RAN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (1)
Rear-Admiral Burnett then struck his flag in HMS Sheffield and hoisted it in Tyne (Capt. C.T.M. Pizey, CB, DSO and Bar, RN). (3)
3 Jan 1945
From 3 to 5 January 1945, the battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth (Capt. H.G. Norman, CBE, RN) conducted exercises and trials off Trincomalee. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Rotherham (Capt. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Rocket (Lt.Cdr. H.B. Acworth, OBE, RN).
Before the start of the exercises Vice Admiral H.C.T. Walker, CB, RN, temporary transferred his flag to Tyne (Capt. S. Boucher, RN). The flag was transferred back upon HMS Queen Elizabeth returning to harbour. (4)
26 Jan 1945
Ships belonging to the Fleet Train of the British Pacific Fleet departed Trincomalee for Fremantle. These were the destroyer deport ship Tyne (Capt. S. Boucher, RN), repairs ships HMS Resource (Capt.(Retd.) D.B. O’Connell, RN), Artifex (A/Capt.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN) and the target ship HMS Lewes (T/Lt. M.H. Grylls, SANF(V)). The tanker Battle Rock (American, 10448 GRT, built 1944) was also in company with these ships.
Escort was provided by the heavy cruiser London and the minesweepers HMAS Cairns (T/Lt. N.G. Weber, RANR(S)), HMAS Cessnock (Lt. A.G. Chapman, RANR(S)), HMAS Gawler (Lt.Cdr. J.H.P. Dixon, RANR(S)), HMAS Geraldton (Cdr. J.K. Walton, RAN), HMAS Ipswich (T/Lt. R.H. Creasey, RANR(S)), HMAS Tamworth (T/Lt. D.B. Lloyd-Jones, RANR(S)) and HMAS Wollongong (T/Lt. J. Hare, RANR(S)).
They arrived at Fremantle on 9 February 1945. (5)
After having fuelled they departed for Sydney around 1800K/28. (6)
- ADM 53/115132
- ADM 53/116633 + ADM 53/116711 + ADM 199/427
- ADM 53/117674 + ADM 53/118524 + ADM 199/644
- ADM 53/122068
- ADM 199/1457
- ADM 53/122410 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Nizam for May 1945
- ADM 53/122411 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Nizam for June 1945
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.