HMS Tenacious (R 45)
Destroyer of the T class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||13 Mar 1941|
|Laid down||3 Dec 1941|
|Launched||24 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Oct 1943|
Scrapped at Troon in June 1965.
Commands listed for HMS Tenacious (R 45)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. David Franks Townsend, RN||5 Sep 1943||Aug 1945|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. George Clement Crowley, DSC, RN||Aug 1945||mid 1946|
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Noteable events involving Tenacious include:
21 May 1944
German U-boat U-453 was sunk in the Ionian Sea north-east of Cape Spartivento, in position 38°13'N, 16°30'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Termagent (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN) and HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN) and the British escort destroyer HMS Liddesdale (Lt. C.J. Bateman, RN). (see map)