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.
12 Apr 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Stevenstone (Lt. P.B.N. Lewis, DSC, RN), HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN), HMS Troubridge (Capt. C.L. Firth, MVO, RN) and HMS Tuscan (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN). (2)
26 Jun 1943
During the morning, HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN), A/S exercises were carried out with local small craft.
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). (6)
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). (7)
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).
- ADM 173/17714
- File 2.12.03.6390 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18374
- ADM 173/18284
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18180
- ADM 173/19314
- ADM 173/19129
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.