HMS Relentless (H 85)
Destroyer of the R class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Laid down||20 Jun 1941|
|Launched||15 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Nov 1942|
Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1949-1951.
Scrapped in 1971.
Commands listed for HMS Relentless (H 85)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Augustus Fell, RN||19 Oct 1942||18 Sep 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. George Baillie Barstow, RN||18 Sep 1944||28 Nov 1945|
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Noteable events involving Relentless include:
22 Sep 1943
HMS Relentless (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN) picks up 34 survivors of the American merchant Cornelia P. Spencer that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-188 about 300 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia in position 02°08'N, 50°10'E.
12 Feb 1944
HMS Relentless (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN) intercepts the German tanker Charlotte Schliemann (7747 GRT) in the Indian Ocean in position 23°23'S, 74°37'E. However before the German ship can be captured, she is scuttled by her own crew. (see map)