HMS Quail (G 45)
Destroyer of the Q class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||2 Apr 1940|
|Laid down||30 Sep 1940|
|Launched||1 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||7 Jan 1943|
|Lost||18 Jun 1944|
|Loss position||40° 05'N, 17° 52'E|
HMS Quail (Lt.Cdr. Robert Fergus Jenks, RN) was heavily damaged by a mine off Bari, Italy on 15 November 1943.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Quail|
Commands listed for HMS Quail (G 45)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Fergus Jenks, RN||16 Nov 1942||early 1944|
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Notable events involving Quail include:
5 Jun 2002
An Italian diver team, led by Claudia Serpieri, found the wreck of HMS Quail and filmed it. The ship lies at a depth of 90 meters. All the checking made thereafter matched with HMS Quail. (3)
- ADM 173/17916
- ADM 173/18080
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.