Allied Warships

HMS Milne (G 14)

Destroyer of the M class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassM 
PennantG 14 
ModFlotilla leader 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered 
Laid down24 Jan 1940 
Launched31 Dec 1941 
Commissioned6 Aug 1942 
End service 
History

Sold to the Turkish Navy in 1958 being renamed Alm Arslan.

 

Commands listed for HMS Milne (G 14)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Ian Murray Robertson Campbell, RN20 May 194212 Apr 1944
2Capt. Maxwell Richmond, DSO, OBE, RN12 Apr 19448 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Milne include:


14 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, RN), HNoMS Eskdale (Lt.Cdr. S. Storheill) and RHS Kanaris. (1)

17 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, RN) and RHS Kanaris. (1)

19 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, RN) and HMS Windor (Lt.Cdr. D.H.F. Hetherington, RN). (1)

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.

HMS Milne also picks up 49 survivors from the British merchant Zarian that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-406 northwest of the Azores in position 43°23'N, 27°14'W.

17 Jun 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Talybont (Lt. E.F. Baines, DSO, RN) and HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN). (2)

22 Jun 1943
During the morning, HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN), carries out A/S exercises with HMS Grenville (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Hill, DSO, RN) and HMIS Narbada (Lt.Cdr. A.W. Beeton, RIN).

During the afternoon A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) and HMS Musketeer (Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN). (3)

26 Jun 1943
During the morning, HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN), A/S exercises were carried out with local small craft.

During the afternoon A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) and HMS Onslow (Capt. J.A. McCoy, DSO, RN). (3)

18 Nov 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) and HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill). (4)

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). (5)

23 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN), HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN), HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) and HMS Opportune (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO and Bar, RN). (6)

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).

11 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Milne (Capt. M. Richmond, DSO, OBE, RN). (7)

Media links


British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17714
  2. ADM 173/18374
  3. ADM 173/18284
  4. File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  5. ADM 173/18180
  6. ADM 173/19314
  7. ADM 173/19129

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


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