HMS Ithuriel (H 05)
Destroyer of the I class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||14 Nov 1935|
|Laid down||24 May 1939|
|Launched||24 Feb 1941|
|Commissioned||3 Mar 1942|
|Lost||28 Nov 1942|
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.
Commands listed for HMS Ithuriel (H 05)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. David Hugh Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSC, RN||3 Feb 1942||28 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.
- ADM 173/17271
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.