Allied Warships

HMS Tenedos (H 04)

Destroyer of the Admiralty S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassAdmiralty S 
PennantH 04 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
OrderedJun 1917 
Laid down6 Dec 1917 
Launched21 Oct 1918 
Commissioned11 Jun 1919 
Lost5 Apr 1942 

HMS Tenedos (Lt. Richard Dyer, RN) was hit by bombs from Japanese carrier aircraft during an air attack on Colombo harbour on 5 April 1942. Tenedos was in dock repairing defects when she was hit. 33 dead.


Commands listed for HMS Tenedos (H 04)

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1Lt.Cdr. John OBrien Milner-Barry, RN20 Jun 1939Jul 1941
2Lt. Richard Dyer, RNJul 19415 Apr 1942

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