HMS Musketeer (G 86)
Destroyer of the M class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Laid down||7 Dec 1939|
|Launched||2 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||18 Sep 1942|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 6 December 1955.
Commands listed for HMS Musketeer (G 86)
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|1||Cdr. Donald Thorn Dowler, DSC, RN||16 Jun 1942||Dec 1942|
|2||Cdr. Edmund Neville Vincent Currey, DSC, RN||Dec 1942||6 Oct 1943|
|3||Cdr. Ralph Lindsay Fisher, OBE, RN||6 Oct 1943||20 Feb 1945|
|4||Cdr. Geoffrey Mainwaring Sladen, DSO, DSC, RN||20 Feb 1945||Aug 1945|
|5||Cdr. Robert Marriott Aubrey, DSC, RN||Aug 1945||4 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Musketeer include:
23 Aug 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Musketeer (Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN), HMS Mahratta (Lt.Cdr. E.A.F. Drought, DSC, RN), HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, RN) and HMS Hussar (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Biggs, DSO, DSC, RN). (2)
8 Oct 1943
HMS Musketeer (Cdr. R.L. Fisher, OBE, DSO, RN) picks up 44 survivors from the Polish destroyer ORP Orkan that was torpedoed and sunk south-west of Iceland in position 56°30'N, 26°26'W by German U-boat U-378.
8 Oct 1943
44 survivors picked up by Musketeer from the Polish warship sunk by u-378 of Iceland. There were four Medals awarded for bravely to the crew of the Musketeer by the Polish Government. Two officers and two ratings went over the side into the Arctic water to save the 44 Polish sailors. They were awarded "the Polish Cross of Merit with Cross Swords" my Brother was one, A.B. Ken Carman. (3)
15 Oct 1943
HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Musketeer (Cdr. R.L. Fisher, OBE, RN), HMS Mahratta (Lt.Cdr. E.A.F. Drought, DSC, RN), USS Corry (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Ensey, USN) and HMS Brissenden (Lt. the Hon. D.D.E. Vivian, RN). (4)
Upon completion of the exercises O 15 departed Scapa Flow for Lerwick. She was escorted by HNoMs Molde. (2)
- File 2.12.03.6397 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- Personal communication
- ADM 173/18123
- ADM 173/18180
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.