Allied Warships

HMS Lookout (G 32)

Destroyer of the L class

HMS Lookout in 1942.

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantG 32 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered31 Mar 1938 
Laid down23 Nov 1938 
Launched4 Nov 1940 
Commissioned30 Jan 1942 
End service 

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 6 January 1948.


Commands listed for HMS Lookout (G 32)

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1Lt.Cdr. Cecil Powis Frobisher Brown, DSC, RN21 Oct 19411 Aug 1942
2Lt.Cdr. Archibald George Forman, DSC, RN1 Aug 19427 Mar 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Derick Henry Fellowes Hetherington, DSC, RN7 Mar 1944late 1945
4Lt.Cdr. Derick Henry Fellowes Hetherington, DSC, RN20 Mar 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Lookout include:

11 Aug 1942
HMS Jaunty, HMS Laforey and HMS Lookout rescued 927 survivors from HMS Eagle after she was torpedoed and sunk by U-73.

10 Feb 1943
HMS P 228 (Lt. I.L.M. McGeogh, RN) conducted exercises off Algiers with HMS Laforey (Capt. R.M.J. Hutton, DSO, RN) and HMS Lookout (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, RN). (1)

11 Mar 1943
HMS Sturgeon (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Laforey (Capt. R.M.J. Hutton, DSO, RN) and HMS Lookout (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, RN). (2)

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

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  1. ADM 173/18098
  2. ADM 173/18144

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

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