HMS Scylla (98)
Light cruiser of the Dido class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Ordered||18 Aug 1938|
|Laid down||19 Apr 1939|
|Launched||24 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||12 Jun 1942|
While serving off Normandy HMS Scylla (Capt. Thomas Marcus Brownrigg, CBE, OBE, RN) was badly damaged by mines in position 49º25'N, 00º24'W on 23 June 1944. She was declared a Constructive Total Loss and later used as target ship. Scrapped by Ward, Barrow, arriving on 4 May 1950.
Commands listed for HMS Scylla (98)
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|1||Capt. Ian Agnew Patterson Macintyre, RN||27 Mar 1942||14 Oct 1943|
|2||Capt. Thomas Marcus Brownrigg, OBE, RN||4 Nov 1943||28 Jul 1944|
|3||Capt. (retired) Victor Essendene Ward, RN||28 Jul 1944||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Scylla include:
1 Jan 1943
The German blockade breaker Rhakotis (6753 GRT) is intercepted by the British light cruiser HMS Scylla (Capt. I.A.P. Macintyre, CBE, DSO, RN) about 200 nautical miles north-west of Cape Finisterre in position 45°01'N, 10°50'W. When the British open fire the Germans scuttled their ship.
- ADM 173/17202
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.