Allied Warships

HMS Thanet (H 29)

Destroyer of the Admiralty S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassAdmiralty S 
PennantH 29 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
OrderedJun 1917 
Laid down13 Dec 1917 
Launched5 Nov 1918 
Commissioned30 Aug 1919 
Lost27 Jan 1942 
Loss position2° 67'N, 103° 70'E

HMS Thanet (Cdr. Bernard Sydney Davies, RN (retired)) was sunk on 27 January 1942 by the Japanese destroyers Fubuki, Asagiri, Yugiri, Shirayuki (all offsite links) off Endau (east coast of Malaya) in position 02º67'N, 103º70'E while attacking Japanese transport ships together with HMAS Vampire.


Commands listed for HMS Thanet (H 29)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Mowlam, RN10 Feb 1939Apr 1941
2Cdr. (retired) Bernard Sydney Davies, RNApr 194127 Jan 1942

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

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