HMS Highlander (H 44)
Destroyer of the Havant class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Laid down||28 Sep 1938|
|Launched||19 Oct 1939|
|Commissioned||18 Mar 1940|
Requisitioned by the Royal Navy on 4 September 1939 while being built for the Brazilian Navy. Named HMS Highlander.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 27 May 1946.
|Former name||Brazilian Jaguaribe|
Commands listed for HMS Highlander (H 44)
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|1||Cdr. William Alexander Dallmeyer, RN||1 Jan 1940||14 Jan 1941|
|2||Cdr. Sidney Boucher, RN||14 Jan 1941||31 Jul 1942|
|3||Cdr. Edward Campbell Lacy Day, RN||31 Jul 1942||26 Aug 1943|
|4||Cdr. Colin William McMullen, RN||26 Aug 1943||Dec 1943|
|5||Cdr. Denys Arthur Rayner, DSC, RNVR||20 Mar 1944||ca. Sep 44|
|6||Lt. Humphrey Edward Gregory Atkins, RN||ca. Sep 44||7 Feb 1945|
|7||Cdr. (retired) Martyn Butt Sherwood, DSO, RN||7 Feb 1945||20 Apr 1945|
|8||Lt. Humphrey Edward Gregory Atkins, RN||20 Apr 1945||28 Aug 1945|
|9||Lt. Richard Edward Roe, RN||28 Aug 1945||early 1946|
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Notable events involving Highlander include:
26 Aug 1940
HMS Highlander (Cdr. W.A. Dallmeyer, RN) picks up survivors from the British merchant Yewcrest that was sunk with gunfire by German U-boat U-37 southwest of Iceland in position 55°10'N, 25°02'W.
13 Sep 1940
During the night of 13/14 September 1940 the destroyers HMS Highlander (Cdr. W.A. Dallmeyer, RN), HMS Harvester (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, RN), HMS Bulldog (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Hewitt, RN) and HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) bombard Cherbourg in a sweep through the Seine Bay.
30 Oct 1940
German U-boat U-32 was sunk north-west of Ireland, in position 55°37'N, 12°19'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Harvester (Lt.Cdr. C.M. Thornton, RN) and HMS Highlander (Cdr. W.A. Dallmeyer, RN).