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:
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). (1)
- 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.