HMS Scimitar H21

Casualty List

Navy:

RN

Type:

Destroyer

Class:

Admiralty S 

Pennant:

H 21 

Built by:

John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 

Ordered:

Apr, 1917 

Laid down:

30 May, 1917 

Launched:

27 Feb, 1918 

Commissioned:

29 Apr, 1918 

End service: Jan. 1945
History: Scrapped on 30 June 1947. 
  Events

8 Jul, 1940
HMS Scimitar (Lt. R.D. Franks, OBE, RN) and HMS Vanquisher (Cdr. C.B. Alers-Hankey, RN) together pick up 43 survivors from the British merchant Humber Arm that was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-99 60 nautical miles south of Fastnet in position 5036'N, 0924'W.

29 Jun, 1941
The German submarine U-651 was sunk south of Iceland, in position 5952'N, 1836'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Malcolm )(Cdr. C.D. Howard-Johnston, DSC, RN), HMS Scimitar (Lt. R.D. Franks, RN), the corvettes HMS Arabis (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, RNR) and HMS Violet (Lt.Cdr. K.M. Nicholson, RNR) and the minesweeper HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Youngs, OBE, RNR).

 

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