HMS Tynedale (L 96)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type I)|
|Built by||A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||11 Apr 1939|
|Laid down||27 Jul 1939|
|Launched||5 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||5 Nov 1940|
|Lost||12 Dec 1943|
|Loss position||37° 10'N, 6° 05'E|
HMS Tynedale (Lt.Cdr. James John Simon Yorke, DSC, RN) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean, off Bougie, in position 37º10'N, 06º05'E by the German submarine U-593.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Tynedale|
Commands listed for HMS Tynedale (L 96)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Hugo Edward Forbes Tweedie, RN||7 Nov 1940||11 Sep 1942|
|2||Lt. James John Simon Yorke, RN||11 Sep 1942||12 Dec 1943|
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Notable events involving Tynedale include:
16 Mar 1943
HMS Tynedale (Lt. J.J.S. Yorke, DSC, RN) picks up 50 men from the British merchant Hadleigh that is torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-77 north-west of Oran in position 36°10'N, 00°30'W.