Allied Warships

HMS Ithuriel (H 05)

Destroyer of the I class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassI 
PennantH 05 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered14 Nov 1935 
Laid down24 May 1939 
Launched24 Feb 1941 
Commissioned3 Mar 1942 
Lost28 Nov 1942 
History

Aquired 14th November 1941 as the Turkish Gayret (one of 4 Turkish-ordered ships of this class being completed in England).

HMS Ithuriel (Lt.Cdr. David Hugh Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSO, DSC, RN) was bombed by German aircraft at Bone, Algeria. Damaged beyond repair.  

Former nameGayret

Commands listed for HMS Ithuriel (H 05)

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1Lt.Cdr. David Hugh Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSC, RN3 Feb 194228 Nov 1942

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Notable events involving Ithuriel include:


18 Mar 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HrMs Van Galen (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Burghard, RNN), HMS Ithuriel (Lt.Cdr. D.H. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSC, RN), HMS Convolvulus (T/Lt. R.C. Connell, RNR) and aircraft. (1)

12 Aug 1942
The Italian submarine Cobalto was rammed and sunk off Bizerta, Tunisia after being forced to surface after being depth charged by the British destroyers HMS Ithuriel (Lt.Cdr. D.H. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSC, RN) and HMS Pathfinder (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and Bar, RN). It was Ithuriel that rammed the submarine.

Media links


British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17271

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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