HMS Musketeer (G 86)
Destroyer of the M class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Laid down||7 Dec 1939|
|Launched||2 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||18 Sep 1942|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 6 December 1955.
Commands listed for HMS Musketeer (G 86)
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|1||Cdr. Donald Thorn Dowler, DSC, RN||16 Jun 1942||Dec 1942|
|2||Cdr. Edmund Neville Vincent Currey, DSC, RN||Dec 1942||6 Oct 1943|
|3||Cdr. Ralph Lindsay Fisher, OBE, RN||6 Oct 1943||20 Feb 1945|
|4||Cdr. Geoffrey Mainwaring Sladen, DSO, DSC, RN||20 Feb 1945||Aug 1945|
|5||Cdr. Robert Marriott Aubrey, DSC, RN||Aug 1945||4 Jun 1946|
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Noteable events involving Musketeer include:
8 Oct 1943
HMS Musketeer (Cdr. R.L. Fisher, OBE, DSO, RN) picks up 44 survivors from the Polish destroyer ORP Orkan that was torpedoed and sunk south-west of Iceland in position 56°30'N, 26°26'W by German U-boat U-378.
8 Oct 1943
44 survivors picked up by Musketeer from the Polish warship sunk by u-378 of Iceland. There were four Medals awarded for bravely to the crew of the Musketeer by the Polish Government. Two officers and two ratings went over the side into the Arctic water to save the 44 Polish sailors. They were awarded "the Polish Cross of Merit with Cross Swords" my Brother was one, A.B. Ken Carman.