HMS Scorpion (ii) (G 72)
Destroyer of the S class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||9 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||16 Jun 1941|
|Launched||26 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||11 Mar 1943|
Transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy on 1 October 1945 being renamed Kortenaer.
Commands listed for HMS Scorpion (ii) (G 72)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Stratford Clouston, RN||5 Apr 1943||Oct 1944|
|2||Cdr. Colin William McMullen, DSC, RN||Oct 1944||ca mid 45|
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Notable events involving Scorpion (ii) include:
24 May 1943
In the morning, HMS Syrtis (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN), conducted A/S exercises with HMS Scorpion (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Clouston, RN). During the evening she conductd attack exercises on the ‘battlefleet’. (1)
Upon completion of the exercises Storm departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with the British submarine HMS H 43 (Lt. C.A.J. Nicoll, RN) and the Dutch submarine HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN). They were escorted by the British armed yacht HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (2)
- ADM 173/18159
- ADM 173/18123
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.