Allied Warships

HMS Quail (G 45)

Destroyer of the Q class


Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-17782

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassQ 
PennantG 45 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered2 Apr 1940 
Laid down30 Sep 1940 
Launched1 Jun 1942 
Commissioned7 Jan 1943 
Lost18 Jun 1944 
Loss position40° 05'N, 17° 52'E
History

HMS Quail (Lt.Cdr. Robert Fergus Jenks, RN) was damaged by a mine south of Calabria, Italy on 15 November 1943.
Foundered in position 40º05'N, 17º52'E while in tow from Bari to Taranto, Italy.  

Hit by U-boat
A total loss on 15 Nov 1943 by U-453 (Schlippenbach).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Quail

Commands listed for HMS Quail (G 45)

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1Lt.Cdr. Robert Fergus Jenks, RN16 Nov 1942early 1944

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Notable events involving Quail include:


5 Jun 2002
An Italian diver team, led by Claudia Serpieri, found the wreck of HMS Quail and filmed it. The ship lies at a depth of 90 meters. All the checking made thereafter matched with HMS Quail. (1)

Media links


British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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