HMS Savage (G 20)
Destroyer of the S class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||9 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||7 Dec 1941|
|Launched||24 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||8 Jun 1943|
Scrapped at Newport 11 April 1962.
Commands listed for HMS Savage (G 20)
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|1||Cdr. Roderick Cosmo Gordon, DSO, RN||15 Mar 1943||11 Dec 1943|
|2||Cdr. Michael Donston Capel Meyrick, RN||11 Dec 1943||Jun 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Charles Wickham Malins, DSO, DSC, RN||Jun 1944||29 Aug 1945|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Eric George May, DSC, RN||29 Aug 1945|
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Notable events involving Savage include:
25 Jan 1944
HMS Savage (Cdr. M.D.C. Meyrick, DSO, RN) picks up 56 survivors from the American merchant Penelope Barker that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-278 about 115 nautical miles from the North Cape in position 73°22'N, 22°30'E.
10 Mar 1945
HMS Scotsman (Lt. A.H.B. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Carysfort (Lt.Cdr. L. St.G. Rich, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Savage (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Malins, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN). (2)
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19580
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.