Allied Warships

HMS Savage (G 20)

Destroyer of the S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantG 20 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered9 Jan 1941 
Laid down7 Dec 1941 
Launched24 Sep 1942 
Commissioned8 Jun 1943 
End service 

Scrapped at Newport 11 April 1962.


Commands listed for HMS Savage (G 20)

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1Cdr. Roderick Cosmo Gordon, DSO, RN15 Mar 194311 Dec 1943
2Cdr. Michael Donston Capel Meyrick, RN11 Dec 1943Jun 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Charles Wickham Malins, DSO, DSC, RNJun 194429 Aug 1945
4Lt.Cdr. Eric George May, DSC, RN29 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Savage include:

20 Nov 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Savage (Cdr. R.C. Gordon, DSO, RN) and HMS Ashanti (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Barnes, RN). (1)

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)

Media links

British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/19580

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

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