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:
16 Jun 1942
HMS P 212 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Scylla (Capt. I.A.P. Macintyre, RN) and HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN) served as the targets. Also gunnery exercises were carried out. (2)
17 Jun 1942
HMS P 212 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Scylla (Capt. I.A.P. Macintyre, RN) served as the targets. She was docked in AFD 7 at Kames Bay later this day. (2)
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 173/17724
- ADM 173/17439
- ADM 173/17202
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.