Allied Warships

HMS Tyne (F 24)

Destroyer Depot Ship of the Hecla class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer Depot Ship
PennantF 24 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Laid down15 Jul 1938 
Launched28 Feb 1940 
Commissioned28 Feb 1941 
End service 
HistorySold in 1973.


Commands listed for HMS Tyne (F 24)

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1Capt. George Arthur Scott, DSC, RN26 Aug 194025 Jul 1941
2Capt. Clifford Caslon, RN25 Jul 194130 May 1942
3Cdr. Conrad Byron Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN30 May 19421 Jun 1942
4Capt. Percy Todd, DSO, RN1 Jun 194223 Jul 1942
5Capt. Charles Thomas Mark Pizey, DSO, RN23 Jul 19421 Sep 1942
6Cdr. Robert Henry Mills, RN1 Sep 194225 Sep 1942
7Capt. Charles Thomas Mark Pizey, DSO, RN25 Sep 19424 Dec 1943
8Capt. Reginald Maurice James Hutton, DSO, RN4 Dec 194319 Jul 1944
9Cdr. David Percy Trentham, RN19 Jul 194428 Oct 1944
10A/Capt. John Hamilton Macnair, RN28 Oct 194410 Dec 1944
11Capt. Sidney Boucher, RN10 Dec 1944mid 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)

13 Dec 1942
Rear-Admiral R.L. Burnett, CB, DSO, OBE, RN, transferred his flag from Tyne (Capt. C.T.M. Pizey, CB, DSO and Bar, RN) to HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN). (2)

6 Jan 1943
HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral R.L. Burnett, CB, DSO, OBE, RN) and HMS Jamaica (Capt. J.L. Storey, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow from Seidisfjord.

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)

23 May 1945
Around 0600K/23, the destroyer tender HMS Tyne (Capt. S. Boucher, RN) departed Leyte for Manus. She was escorted by the destroyer HMAS Nizam (A/Lt.Cdr. W.F. Cook, RAN). (6)

28 May 1945
Around 0700K/28, HMS Tyne (Capt. S. Boucher, RN) and HMAS Nizam (A/Lt.Cdr. W.F. Cook, RAN) arrived at Manus from Leyte.

After having fuelled they departed for Sydney around 1800K/28. (6)

4 Jun 1945
Around 0800K/4, HMS Tyne (Capt. S. Boucher, RN) and HMAS Nizam (A/Lt.Cdr. W.F. Cook, RAN) arrived at Sydney from Manus. (7)


  1. ADM 53/115132
  2. ADM 53/116633 + ADM 53/116711 + ADM 199/427
  3. ADM 53/117674 + ADM 53/118524 + ADM 199/644
  4. ADM 53/122068
  5. ADM 199/1457
  6. ADM 53/122410 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Nizam for May 1945
  7. ADM 53/122411 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Nizam for June 1945

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

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