Allied Warships

HMS Serapis (G 94)

Destroyer of the S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantG 94 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered9 Jan 1941 
Laid down14 Aug 1941 
Launched25 Mar 1943 
Commissioned23 Dec 1943 
End service 

Transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy on 1 October 1945 being renamed Piet Hein. Scrapped at Gent, Belgium in June 1962.

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Commands listed for HMS Serapis (G 94)

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1Lt.Cdr. Eric Lister Jones, DSC, RN11 Oct 19435 Feb 1944
2Capt. Peter Grenville Lyon Cazalet, DSC, RN5 Feb 194419 Mar 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Eric Lister Jones, DSC, RN19 Mar 19441 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Serapis include:

17 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Serapis (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN), HMS Undine (Cdr. T.C. Robinson, RN), HMS Verulam (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomas, DSC, RN) and ORP Blyscawica (Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski). (1)

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

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  1. ADM 173/19442

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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