HMS Milne (G 14)
Destroyer of the M class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Laid down||24 Jan 1940|
|Launched||31 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||6 Aug 1942|
Sold to the Turkish Navy in 1958 being renamed Alm Arslan.
Commands listed for HMS Milne (G 14)
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|1||Capt. Ian Murray Robertson Campbell, RN||20 May 1942||12 Apr 1944|
|2||Capt. Maxwell Richmond, DSO, OBE, RN||12 Apr 1944||8 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Milne include:
29 Dec 1942
HMS Milne (Capt I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) picks up 42 survivors from the British merchant Baron Cochrane that was torpedoed and damaged in position 43°23'N, 27°14'W the previous day by German U-boat U-406.The wreck of the Baron Cochrane was sunk on the 29th by German U-boat U-123.
HMS Milne also picks up 52 survivors from the British merchant Lynton Grange that was also torpedoed and damaged the previous day by German U-boat U-406 northwest of the Azores in position 43°23'N, 27°14'W. The wreck of the Lynton Grange was sunk on the 29th by German U-boat U-628.
29 Nov 1943
HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN), HMIS Cauvery (A/Cdr. A.W. Beeton, RIN) and HMS Kempenfelt (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Marjoribanks, RN). (2)
31 May 1944
German U-boat U-289 was sunk in the Barents Sea south-west of Bear Island, Norway, in position 73°32'N, 00°28'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Milne (Capt. M. Richmond, OBE, DSO, RN).
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18180
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.