Allied Warships

HMS Scorpion (ii) (G 72)

Destroyer of the S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantG 72 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered9 Jan 1941 
Laid down16 Jun 1941 
Launched26 Aug 1942 
Commissioned11 Mar 1943 
End service 

Transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy on 1 October 1945 being renamed Kortenaer.
Scrapped in 1963.


Commands listed for HMS Scorpion (ii) (G 72)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Stratford Clouston, RN5 Apr 1943Oct 1944
2Cdr. Colin William McMullen, RNOct 1944ca mid 45

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Notable events involving Scorpion (ii) include:

17 Nov 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Scorpion (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Clouston, RN) and HMS Scourge (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN). (1)

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  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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