HMS Escapade (H 17)
Destroyer of the E class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Ordered||1 Nov 1932|
|Laid down||30 Mar 1933|
|Launched||30 Jan 1934|
|Commissioned||30 Aug 1934|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 26 November 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Escapade (H 17)
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|1||Cdr. Harry Robert Graham, RN||31 Jul 1939||10 Dec 1940|
|2||Cdr. Richard Edmund Hyde-Smith, RN||10 Dec 1940||Feb 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Edmund Neville Vincent Currey, DSC, RN||Feb 1941||1 Dec 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Edward Copson Peake, RN||1 Dec 1942||mid 1944|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Home Ronald Archibald Kidston, RN||30 Oct 1944||11 Dec 1945|
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Noteable events involving Escapade include:
5 Dec 1939
HMS Escapade (Cdr. H.R. Graham, RN) picks up 37 survivors from the British merchant Navasota that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-47 about 150 miles west of Bishop Rock in position 50°43'N, 10°16'W.