HMS Liddesdale (L 100)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.): Parsons|
|Ordered||4 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||20 Nov 1939|
|Launched||19 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||28 Feb 1941|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 1 January 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Liddesdale (L 100)
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|1||Cdr. Arthur George West, RN||14 Feb 1941||5 May 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Angus Alexander Mackenzie, RNR||5 May 1942||4 Oct 1943|
|3||Lt. Cecil Julian Bateman, RN||4 Oct 1943||Jun 1945|
|4||Cdr. John Holmes, RN||Jun 1945||late 1945|
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Noteable events involving Liddesdale include:
21 May 1944
German U-boat U-453 was sunk in the Ionian Sea north-east of Cape Spartivento, in position 38?13'N, 16?30'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Termagent (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN) and HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN) and the British escort destroyer HMS Liddesdale (Lt. C.J. Bateman, RN). (see map)