Allied Warships

HMS Milne (G 14)

Destroyer of the M class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassM 
PennantG 14 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered 
Laid down24 Jan 1940 
Launched31 Dec 1941 
Commissioned6 Aug 1942 
End service 
History

Sold to the Turkish Navy in 1958 being renamed Alm Arslan.

 

Commands listed for HMS Milne (G 14)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Ian Murray Robertson Campbell, RN20 May 194212 Apr 1944
2Capt. Maxwell Richmond, DSO, OBE, RN12 Apr 19448 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Milne include:


29 Dec 1942
HMS Milne (Capt I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) picks up 42 survivors from the British merchant Baron Cochrane that was torpedoed and damaged in position 43°23'N, 27°14'W the previous day by German U-boat U-406.
The wreck of the Baron Cochrane was sunk on the 29th by German U-boat U-123.

HMS Milne also picks up 52 survivors from the British merchant Lynton Grange that was also torpedoed and damaged the previous day by German U-boat U-406 northwest of the Azores in position 43°23'N, 27°14'W.
The wreck of the Lynton Grange was sunk on the 29th by German U-boat U-628.

HMS Milne also picks up 49 survivors from the British merchant Zarian that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-406 northwest of the Azores in position 43°23'N, 27°14'W.

31 May 1944
German U-boat U-289 was sunk in the Barents Sea south-west of Bear Island, Norway, in position 73°32'N, 00°28'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Milne (Capt. M. Richmond, OBE, DSO, RN).

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