Allied Warships

HMS Thracian (D 86)

Destroyer of the Admiralty S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassAdmiralty S 
PennantD 86 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
OrderedJun 1917 
Laid down10 Jan 1918 
Launched5 Mar 1920 
Commissioned21 Apr 1920 
LostDec 1941 

Completed by Sheerness Dockyard (Sheerness, U.K.)

HMS Thracian (Cdr. Arthur Luard Pears, RN (retired)) ran aground and scuttled at Round Island, Hong Hong on 16 December 1941 and was captured by the Japanese. She was salvaged by the IJN, repaired and recommissioned on 25 November 1942 as Patrol Vessel No.101 (offsite link), then re-rated a training ship in March 1944, being attached to the torpedo school at Yokosuka. Recaptured in 1945, she was eventually broken up at Hong Kong post-war.


Commands listed for HMS Thracian (D 86)

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1Lt.Cdr. Henry Graham Dudley de Chair, RN14 Aug 193812 Nov 1940
2Cdr. (retired) Arthur Luard Pears, RN12 Nov 1940Dec 1941

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British destroyers & frigates

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