Allied Warships

HMAS Nizam (G 38)

Destroyer of the N class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantG 38 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
Ordered15 Apr 1939 
Laid down27 Jul 1939 
Launched4 Jul 1940 
Commissioned8 Jan 1941 
End service17 Oct 1945 

Returned to the Royal Navy on 17 October 1945.
HMS Nizam was scrapped in November 1955.

Former nameHMS Nizam

Commands listed for HMAS Nizam (G 38)

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1Lt.Cdr. Max Joshua Clark, RAN19 Dec 194025 Jan 1943
2Cdr. Claude Henry Brooks, RAN26 Jan 194313 Nov 1944
3A/Lt.Cdr. William Frank Cook, RAN14 Nov 194417 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Nizam include:

8 Oct 1942
HMAS Nizam (Cdr. M.J. Clark, DSO, RAN) picks up survivors from the Greek merchant Koumoundouros and the Dutch merchant Gaastekerk that were torpedoed and sunk earlier that day by German U-boat U-68 south-west of Cape Point, South Africa.

31 Jul 1943
HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN) picks up 6 survivors from the British merchant Cornish City that was torpedoed and sunk on 29 July 1943 by German U-boat U-177 south-east of Madagascar in position 27°20'S, 52°10'E.

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Langtree, Christopher

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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