Allied Warships

HMS Rotherham (H 09)

Destroyer of the R class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantH 09 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
OrderedMay 1940 
Laid down10 Apr 1941 
Launched21 Mar 1942 
Commissioned27 Aug 1942 
End service 

Transferred to India on 29 July 1949 being renamed Raiput.
Scrapped in 1976.


Commands listed for HMS Rotherham (H 09)

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1Capt. Francis Stephen Walter de Winton, RN23 Jun 194219 Mar 1943
2Lt. John Ronald Lawson Moore, RN19 Mar 194318 May 1943
3Capt. Francis Stephen Walter de Winton, RN18 May 194316 Aug 1944
4Capt. Hilary Worthington Biggs, DSO, RN16 Aug 1944late 1945

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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