Allied Warships

HMS Cambrian (R 85)

Destroyer of the Ca class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassCa 
PennantR 85 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered24 Mar 1942 
Laid down14 Aug 1942 
Launched10 Dec 1943 
Commissioned17 Jul 1944 
End service 
History

Scraped at Briton Ferry, Wales starting on 3 September 1971.  

Former nameHMS Spitfire

Commands listed for HMS Cambrian (R 85)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Herbert Terrence Harrel, RN10 Jun 1944mid 1946

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Notable events involving Cambrian include:


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). (1)

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). (2)

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Sources

  1. ADM 173/19410
  2. ADM 173/19807

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


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