HMS Termagent (R 89)
Destroyer of the T class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||William Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland)|
|Ordered||13 Mar 1941|
|Laid down||25 Nov 1941|
|Launched||22 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||18 Oct 1943|
Scrapped at Dalmuir in November 1965.
Commands listed for HMS Termagent (R 89)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Percival Scatchard, DSC, RN||9 Aug 1943||Sep 1945|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. David Creagh Beatty, DSC, RN||Sep 1945||early 1946|
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Notable events involving Termagent include:
22 Nov 1943
HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN), HMS Termagent (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN) and HMS Tuscan (Lt.Cdr. C.H.de B. Newby, RN). (1)
2 Dec 1943
HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Termagent (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN), HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Williams, RD, RNR) and HMS Middleton (Lt. C.S. Battersby, RN). (2)
21 May 1944
German U-boat U-453 was sunk in the Ionian Sea north-east of Cape Spartivento, in position 38°13'N, 16°36'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Termagent (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN) and HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN) and the British escort destroyer HMS Liddesdale (Lt. C.J. Bateman, RN).
- ADM 173/18180
- ADM 173/18214
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.