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:
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). (1)
4 Jun 1940
HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, RN) was the last ship to leave Dunkirk. (2)
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). (3)
- ADM 173/15679
- Personal communication
- ADM 173/17926
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.