HMS Brissenden (L 79)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type IV) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type IV)|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||28 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||28 Feb 1941|
|Launched||15 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Feb 1943|
Scrapped in 1965 at Dalmuir.
Commands listed for HMS Brissenden (L 79)
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|1||Lt. David Creagh Beatty, RN||10 Jan 1943||13 Sep 1943|
|2||Lt. the Hon. Douglas David Edward Vivian, RN||13 Sep 1943||Apr 1945|
|3||Lt. Lionel Robert Patrick Lawford, RN||Apr 1945||Mar 1946|
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Notable events involving Brissenden include:
3 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-1191 was sunk in the English Channel, south-west of Brighton, in position 50°09'N, 00°15'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Onslaught (Cdr. the Hon. A. Pleydell-Bouverie, RN) and HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, DSC, RN), the British escort destroyers HMS Brissenden (Lt. the Hon. D.D.E. Vivian, RN), HMS Wensleydale (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Goodfellow, RNVR) and HMS Talybont (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Baines, DSO, RN) and the British frigate HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR).