HMS Cambrian (R 85)
Destroyer of the Ca class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Ordered||24 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||14 Aug 1942|
|Launched||10 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||17 Jul 1944|
Scraped at Briton Ferry, Wales starting on 3 September 1971.
|Former name||HMS Spitfire|
Commands listed for HMS Cambrian (R 85)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Herbert Terrence Harrel, RN||10 Jun 1944||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Cambrian include:
22 Sep 1944
HMS Malaya (Cdr. D.H. Fuller, RN) departed Plymouth for Rosyth. She was being escorted by HMS Hart (Cdr. (retired) M.B. Sherwood, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Lark (Cdr. H.L. Pryse, DSC, RNR) and HMS Skate (Lt. J.H. Macalister, RNVR).
At 1325/24, HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Cambrian (Lt.Cdr. H.T. Harrel, RN) took over from HMS Hart and HMS Lark. [The other escorts apparently had been detached by this time.]
Around 0945/25, HMS Malaya arrived off Rosyth. (2)
29 Oct 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN), HMS Cambrian (Lt.Cdr. H.T. Harrel, RN) and HMS Zealous (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN). (3)
29 Mar 1945
HMS Tactician (Lt.Cdr. L.N.A. Jewell, DSC, MBE, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN) and HMS Cambrian (Lt.Cdr. H.T. Harrel, RN). (4)
- ADM 173/18650
- ADM 53/119848
- ADM 173/19410
- ADM 173/19807
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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