Allied Warships

HMS Grenade (H 86)

Destroyer of the G class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantH 86 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered5 Mar 1934 
Laid down3 Oct 1934 
Launched12 Nov 1935 
Commissioned28 Mar 1936 
Lost29 May 1940 
Loss position51° 24'N, 2° 49'E

HMS Grenade (Cdr. Richard Courtenay Boyle, RN) was bombed at Dunkirk while embarking troops, hit again and finally towed out of the harbour where she sank. One bomb passed down one of the funnels.
The wreck lies in 24 meters of water in position 51º24'28"N, 02º49'10"E.  

Commands listed for HMS Grenade (H 86)

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1Cdr. Richard Courtenay Boyle, RN26 Jul 193829 May 1940

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