HMS Teviot (K 222)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland)|
|Ordered||8 May 1941|
|Laid down||4 Oct 1941|
|Launched||12 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Jan 1943|
Transferred to the South African Navy on 10 June 1945.
|Career notes||To South Africa as Teviot|
Commands listed for HMS Teviot (K 222)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Blewett, DSC, RNR||26 Nov 1942||1 May 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Taylor, DSC, RN||1 May 1943||29 Jan 1945|
|3||Lt. David Welsh, RN||29 Jan 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Teviot include:
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). (1)
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). (2)
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). (3)
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). (4)
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). (5)
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). (6)
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. (7)
- File 2.12.03.6382 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17792
- ADM 173/18373
- ADM 173/17783
- ADM 173/17795
- ADM 173/17771
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.