HMS Ambuscade (D 38)
Destroyer of the Prototype class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1924|
|Laid down||8 Dec 1924|
|Launched||15 Jan 1926|
|Commissioned||15 Mar 1927|
HMS Ambuscade made 37.66 knots on trials and was more economical than the other prototype HMS Amazon.
HMS Ambuscade is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 23 November 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Ambuscade (D 38)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Oswald Johnson, RN||21 Mar 1940||14 Jun 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Robert Augustus Fell, RN||14 Jun 1940||16 May 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Edward Copson Peake, RN||16 May 1942||9 Nov 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Donald Emberton Mansfield, RN||9 Nov 1942||13 Jul 1943|
|5||Lt. Harry Hutchinson, RN||13 Jul 1943||10 Jun 1944|
|6||Lt. John Mayling, RN||10 Jun 1944||Feb 1945|
|7||A/Lt.Cdr. Harold Geeves Chesterman, DSC, RNR||Feb 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Ambuscade include:
7 Dec 1940
The Dutch merchant Farmsum is torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 52°11'N, 22°56'W. HMS Ambuscade (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN) later picks up 15 survivors.
24 Mar 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Rochester (Cdr. (retired) C.B. Allen, RN), HMS Bulldog (Cdr. M. Richmond, OBE, RN), HMS Ambuscade (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN), HMS Sandwich (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) R.C. Gervers, RN), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), HMS Bradford (Lt.Cdr. J.N.K. Knight, RN) and ORP Blyscawica (Lt.Cdr. T. Gorazdowski, ORP, ORP). (5)
23 Jun 1943
HMS Tuna (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, DSO, RN) departed from Holy Loch for exercises with aircraft off the west coast of Scotland. She was escorted by HMS Ambuscade (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield, RN) and HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN). (6)
- File 2.12.03.6375 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6365 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16793
- ADM 173/17234
- File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 199/627
- ADM 173/17886
- ADM 173/18529
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19491
- ADM 173/19492
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.