Allied Warships

HMS Georgetown (I 40)

Destroyer of the Town class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassTown 
PennantI 40 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down20 Jul 1918 
Launched27 Oct 1918 
Commissioned23 Sep 1940 
End serviceAug 1944 
History

HMS Georgetown participated in operation "Bowery", escorting the American aircraft carrier USS Wasp in May 1942 on her second reinforcement of the spitfire strength on the island of Malta. In September 1942, she transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy tor convoy escort duties in the western Atlantic. returned, to the United Kingdom in December 1943, she Joined the Reserve Fleet and in August 1944 was turned over to the Soviet Navy.

 
Former nameUSS Maddox (DD 168)
Career notesto Soviet Union as USSR Zostkij

Commands listed for HMS Georgetown (I 40)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Arthur Geoffrey Poe, RN23 Sep 19402 Mar 1941
2Lt. Archibald John Ramsay White, RN2 Mar 1941late 1941

3Lt.Cdr. Peter Graeme MacIver, RNR9 Feb 19427 Jul 1943
4Lt.Cdr. John Parker Stewart, DSC, RD, RNR7 Jul 1943late 1943
5T/Lt. A. Bryden-Brown, RNVRlate 1943Aug 1944

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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