HMS Shikari (D 85)
Destroyer of the Admiralty S class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Doxford Shipyard (Sunderland, U.K.)|
|Laid down||15 Jan 1918|
|Launched||14 Jul 1919|
Completed by Chatham Dockyard (Chatham,U.K.)
In 1941, ST Wilfred`s School, Exeter, Devon, U.K. Adopted HMS Shikari.
Scrapped by Cashmore, Newport, U.K. on 4 November 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Shikari (D 85)
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|1||Cdr. John Hext Lewes, RN||7 Jul 1939||27 Nov 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Hugh Nicholas Aubyn Richardson, RN||27 Nov 1939||25 Sep 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. George Herbert Derik Williams, RN||25 Sep 1941||15 Mar 1943|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Denys Arthur Rayner, DSC, RNVR||15 Mar 1943||Oct 1943|
|5||Lt. Edward Harry Utten Cautley, RNVR||21 Mar 1944||12 Mar 1945|
|6||Lt. Edward Austin Tyrer, DSC, RN||12 Mar 1945||2 Jun 1945|
|7||J L Cautley, RN||20 Jun 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Shikari include:
4 Sep 1939
After completing a refit at the Devonport Dockyard HMS Narwhal (Lt.Cdr. E.R.J. Oddie, RN) carried out trials off Plymouth.
Upon completion of these trials course was set for Portsmouth. She was escorted by HMS Shikari (Cdr. J.H. Lewis, RN). (1)
2 Oct 1939
HMS H 28 (Lt. D.E. Mansfield, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. H. Gartside-Tippinge, RN). Later the same day she departed Plymouth for Portland. She made that passage together with HMS Trident. (Cdr. J.G. Gould, RN). The submarines were escorted by HMS Shikari (Cdr. J.H. Lewis, RN). (2)
4 Jun 1940
HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, RN) was the last ship to leave Dunkirk. (3)
27 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR), HMCS Collingwood (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Woods, RCNR), HMS Sabre (Lt. R.L. Caple, DSC, RN) and HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. G.H.D. Williams, RN). (4)
7 May 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VRD, RNVR), HMS Bryony (T/Lt. T. Hand, RNR), HMS Lowestoft (A/Cdr.(Retd.) L.H. Phillips, RN) and HMS Bergamot (Lt. R.T. Horan, RNR). (5)
21 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, DSC, RNR), HMS Loosestrife (Lt. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR), HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VRD, RNVR), HMS Scimitar (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR or Lt. G.C. Potter, DSC, RN), HMS Duncan (Cdr. Sir P.W Gretton, DSO and Bar, DSC, OBE, RN) and HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. T. Johnston, RN). (6)
22 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR), HMS Fame (Cdr. R.A. Currie, RN), HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VRD, RNVR) and HMS Scimitar (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR or Lt. G.C. Potter, DSC, RN). (6)
12 Dec 1944
HMS Turpin (A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Stevens, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR). They were escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). (7)
20 Jan 1945
HMS Taciturn (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Lerwick. She makes the passage with HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) and HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN). They are escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). (10)
- ADM 173/15791
- ADM 173/15679
- Personal communication
- ADM 173/17252
- ADM 173/17782
- ADM 173/17926
- ADM 173/19156
- ADM 173/18963
- ADM 173/19605
- ADM 199/1444
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.