Allied Warships

HMS Tumult (R 11)

Destroyer of the T class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantR 11 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
Ordered13 Mar 1941 
Laid down16 Nov 1941 
Launched9 Nov 1942 
Commissioned2 Apr 1943 
End service 

Scrapped at Dalmuir in October 1965.


Commands listed for HMS Tumult (R 11)

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1Lt.Cdr. Norman Lanyon, RN23 Feb 194315 Nov 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Arthur Shubrook Pomeroy, DSC, RN15 Nov 1944mid 1946

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Notable events involving Tumult include:

29 Nov 1943
German U-boat U-86 was sunk east of the Azores, in position 40°52'N, 18°54'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Tumult (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN) and HMS Rocket (Lt.Cdr. H.B. Ackworth, OBE, RN).

30 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-223 was sunk in the Mediterranean north of Palermo, in position 38°48'N, 14°10'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Laforey (Capt. H.T. Armstrong, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Tumult (Lt.Cdr. N. Lanyon, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Hambledon (Lt. L.G. Toone, RN) and HMS Blencathra (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Warren, RN).

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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