Allied Warships

HMS Termagent (R 89)

Destroyer of the T class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassT 
PennantR 89 
Built byWilliam Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland) 
Ordered13 Mar 1941 
Laid down25 Nov 1941 
Launched22 Mar 1943 
Commissioned18 Oct 1943 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Dalmuir in November 1965.

 

Commands listed for HMS Termagent (R 89)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. John Percival Scatchard, DSC, RN9 Aug 1943Sep 1945
2A/Lt.Cdr. David Creagh Beatty, DSC, RNSep 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving Termagent 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).

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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