HMS Sardonyx (H 26)
Destroyer of the Admiralty S class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Laid down||25 Mar 1918|
|Launched||27 May 1919|
|Commissioned||12 Jul 1919|
Scrapped in June 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Sardonyx (H 26)
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|1||Lt. William Alan Frank Hawkins, RN||17 Jan 1939||Dec 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Robert Basil Stewart Tennant, RN||9 May 1940||14 Apr 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Alfred Francis Colenso Gray, RNR||14 Apr 1942||Jul 1943|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Edward Playne, RNVR||Jul 1943||Feb 1944|
|5||A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Aitken Easton, RNVR||Feb 1944||Nov 1944|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Leslie Frederick Lewis Hill, RNR||Nov 1944||19 Jun 1945|
|7||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Eric Robert Pate, DSC, RNR||19 Jun 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Sardonyx include:
28 Sep 1942
HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) picks up 42 survivors from the American merchant Yorktown that was torpedoed and sunk on 26 September 1942 by German U-boat U-619 about 550 nautical miles west of Butt of Lewis in position 55°10'N, 18°50'W.