Allied Warships

HMS Teviot (K 222)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 222 
Built byHall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered8 May 1941 
Laid down4 Oct 1941 
Launched12 Oct 1942 
Commissioned30 Jan 1943 
End service 
History

Transferred to the South African Navy on 10 June 1945.
Returned to the Royal Navy in January 1946.
Scrapped on 29 March 1955.

 
Career notesTo South Africa as Teviot

Commands listed for HMS Teviot (K 222)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Arthur Blewett, DSC, RNR26 Nov 19421 May 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Thomas Taylor, DSC, RN1 May 194329 Jan 1945
3Lt. David Welsh, RN29 Jan 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Teviot include:


27 Feb 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. A. Blewett, DSC, RNR) and HMS Hayling. (T/Lt. G.B. Christie, RNR). (1)

5 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rhododendron (Lt. L.A. Sayers, RNR), HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. A. Blewett, DSC, RNR), HMS Hyderabad (Lt. S.C.B. Hickman, DSC, RNR) and HMS Prodigal (T/Lt. J.A.S. Leslie, RNR). (2)

6 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. A. Blewett, DSC, RNR) and HMS Mutine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.E. Morley, DSC, RNVR). (2)

28 Mar 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN), HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. A. Blewett, DSC, RNR), HMS Keppel (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN) and HMS Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR). (3)

10 May 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with HMS Trent (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Rankin, DSC, RNR), HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(retired) F.B. Collinson, RD, RNR), HMS Teviot (Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN), HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Bergamot (Lt. R.T. Horan, RNR) and HMS Bryony (T/Lt. T. Hand, RNR). (4)

15 Jun 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Amazon (Lt.Cdr. D.H.P. Gardiner, DSC, RN), HMS Witherington (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN), HMS Folkestone (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G.C. Gibson, OBE, RN) and HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN). (5)

16 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) arrived at Lough Foyle. There she conducted A/S exercises with HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN), HMS Wellington (Cdr. G.A. Thring, DSO, RN), HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR), HMS Coreopsis (T/Lt. B.C. Hamilton, RNR), HMS Leith (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) A.W. Preston, RN) and HMS Anchusa (T/Lt. H.V. Gordon, DSC, RNVR). (6)

17 Jun 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Anchusa (T/Lt. H.V. Gordon, DSC, RNVR), HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN) and HMS Enchantress (Cdr. A.E.T. Christie, OBE, DSC, RN). (7)

4 Jul 1943
HMS Teviot (Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN) picks up 204 survivors from the British passenger ship City of Venice that was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-409 off Cape Tenes, Algeria in position 36°44'N, 01°25'E.

9 Oct 1943
On 9 October 1943, convoy WS-33 arrived in South Africa from the UK with reinforcements for service in Burma, the convoy consisted of 4 ships. The British frigates HMS Bann, HMS Plym, HMS Teviot and HMS Trent were responsible for providing the Anti-Submarine escort on the last leg of the passage. (8)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6381 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6382 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/17792
  4. ADM 173/18373
  5. ADM 173/17783
  6. ADM 173/17795
  7. ADM 173/17771
  8. Personal communication

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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