Allied Warships

HMS Caesar (R 07)

Destroyer of the Ca class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassCa 
PennantR 07 
ModFlotilla leader 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
Ordered24 Mar 1942 
Laid down3 Apr 1943 
Launched12 Feb 1944 
Commissioned5 Oct 1944 
End service 
History

Arrived at Blyth to be broken up for scrap on 6 January 1967.

 
Former nameHMS Ranger (R 58)

Commands listed for HMS Caesar (R 07)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Dudley Leslie Davenport, RN16 May 194414 Oct 1944
2Capt. Godfrey Noel Brewer, DSO, RN14 Oct 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Caesar include:


26 Oct 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN), HMS Zealous (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Bute (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T. Costley, RNVR) and HMS Macbeth (A/Skr.Lt. R.C. Green, DSC, RNR). (1)

2 Nov 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. J.C. Hibbard DSC, RCN), HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Flaaten, RNR) and HNoMS Risor. (2)

3 Nov 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Mendip (Lt. P.D. Davey, RN) and HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN). (2)

7 Nov 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN). (2)

23 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN), HMS Onslaught (Cdr. The Hon. A. Pleydell-Bouverie, RN), HMS Bardsey (T/Lt. H. Fritzen, RNR) and HNoMS Horten. (3)

28 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with ships from the 24th and 18th Escort Groups and HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN) and HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN). (4)

6 Jun 1945
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. R.P. Fitzgerald, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth with HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN). (5)

Media links


British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19410
  2. ADM 173/19411
  3. ADM 173/19364
  4. ADM 173/20257
  5. ADM 173/20135

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


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