Allied Warships

HMS Scourge (G 01)

Destroyer of the S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantG 01 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered9 Jan 1941 
Laid down26 Jun 1941 
Launched8 Dec 1942 
Commissioned14 Jul 1943 
End service 

Transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy on 1 February 1946 being renamed Evertsen. Scrapped in 1963.


Commands listed for HMS Scourge (G 01)

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1Lt.Cdr. George Ian Mackintosh Balfour, RN7 Jun 1943Mar 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Cyril George Hart Brown, DSC, RNMar 1945ca mid 45

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Notable events involving Scourge include:

17 Nov 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Scorpion (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Clouston, RN) and HMS Scourge (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN). (1)

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British destroyers & frigates

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  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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