HMS Malcolm (D 19)
Destroyer of the Admiralty Leader class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Laid down||27 Mar 1918|
|Launched||29 May 1919|
|Commissioned||14 Dec 1919|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 25 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Malcolm (D 19)
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|1||Capt. Thomas Edgar Halsey, RN||31 Jul 1939||25 Jun 1940|
|2||Capt. Augustus Willington Shelton Agar, VC, DSO, RN||25 Jun 1940||12 Aug 1940|
|3||Capt. Thomas Edgar Halsey, DSO, RN||12 Aug 1940||22 Oct 1940|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Edward Tolfrey Christie, RN||22 Oct 1940||28 Dec 1940|
|5||Cdr. Clarence Dinsmore Howard-Johnston, DSC, RN||28 Dec 1940||Feb 1942|
|6||Lt. Philip Arthur Jones, RN||Feb 1942||6 May 1942|
|7||A/Cdr. Archibald Boyd Russell, RN||6 May 1942||21 Dec 1942|
|8||Cdr. John Marston Money, RN||21 Dec 1942||Jun 1943|
|9||Lt. Ian Mosley Clegg, RN||Jun 1943||Oct 1943|
|10||Cdr. Hugh Lloyd-Williams, DSO, RNVR||7 Dec 1943||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Malcolm include:
11 May 1940
HMS Malcolm (Capt. T.E. Halsey, RN) picks up 6 survivors from the British merchant Tringa that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-9 38 one and a half miles from the West Hinder buoy at the mouth of the river Scheldt in position 51°21'N, 02°55'E.
13 Sep 1940
During the night of 13/14 September 1940, the British destroyers HMS Malcolm (Capt. T.E. Halsey, DSO, RN), HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, RN) and HMS Venomous (Lt.Cdr. J.E.H. McBeath, DSO, RN) bombard Boulogne in a sweep along the French coast.
2 Mar 1941
HMS Malcolm (Cdr. C.D. Howard-Johnston, DSC, RN) picks up 5 survivors from the British merchant Cadillac that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-552 about 150 miles north-northeast of Rockall in position 60°06'N, 11°46'W.
10 May 1941
HMS Malcolm (Cdr. C.D. Howard-Johnston, DSC, RN) picks up 11 survivors from the British merchant Empire Caribou that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-556 in the North Atlantic in position 59°28'N, 35°44'W.
29 Jun 1941
German U-boat U-651 was sunk south of Iceland, in position 59°52'N, 18°36'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Malcolm (Cdr. C.D. Howard-Johnston, DSC, RN), HMS Scimitar (Lt. R.D. Franks, RN), the corvettes HMS Arabis (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, RNR) and HMS Violet (Lt.Cdr. K.M. Nicholson, RNR) and the minesweeper HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Youngs, OBE, RNR).
8 Nov 1942
On D-day of Operation Torch, HMS Malcolm's mission was to disembark a party of US troops inside the harbour of Argel, along with HMS Broke. At 01.30 she set course to the harbour and, while searching for the boom, received fire from the French battery of Les Arcades. Illuminated by a searchlight, Malcolm kept on with her mission until a shell hit her engine room and disabled three of her four boilers, killing ten and wounding twenty seven of her crew and passengers. Malcolm had to abort the landing and withdrew. (4)
2 Sep 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with ORP Orkan (Cdr. S. Hryniewiecki, ORP), HMS Malcolm (Lt. I.M. Clegg, RN), HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR) and HMS Cape Palliser (Lt. B.T. Wortley, RNR). (5)
- ADM 173/16286
- ADM 173/16780
- ADM 173/16761
- Personal communication
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18418
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.