HMS Erebus (I 02)
Monitor of the Erebus class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Ordered||29 Jul 1915|
|Laid down||12 Oct 1915|
|Launched||19 Jun 1916|
|Commissioned||2 Sep 1916|
Scrapped in July 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Erebus (I 02)
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|1||Cdr. Ivan Walter Whitehorn, RN||24 Aug 1939||12 Oct 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Noel Hughes Whatley, RN||12 Oct 1939||11 Nov 1939|
|3||Capt. Richard Shelley, RN||11 Nov 1939||3 Feb 1940|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Noel Hughes Whatley, RN||3 Feb 1940||1 Jul 1940|
|5||Capt. Harold Fielding Nalder, RN||1 Jul 1940||2 Jun 1942|
|6||A/Cdr. Hardress Waller D'Arcy-Evans, RN||2 Jun 1942||16 Oct 1943|
|7||A/Capt. (retired) John Sydney Plumptre Colquhoun, RN||16 Oct 1943||17 Jul 1945|
|8||Lt.Cdr. Francis Alexander Linley Heron Watson, RN||mid 1945||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Erebus include:
28 Oct 1917
While engaged in the shelling of Zeebrugge, she was struck amidships by a German "Linsen" explosive motor boat, packing a charge of between 135-225 kg explosive. The detonation occurred against the outer bulge and damage was not severe.
Damaged by an Axis air attack while deployed in support of the Sicilian landings (Operation Husky).