Allied Warships

HMS Atherstone (L 05)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type I) 
PennantL 05 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered21 Mar 1939 
Laid down8 Jun 1939 
Launched12 Dec 1939 
Commissioned23 Mar 1940 
End service 

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 23 November 1957.
Scrapped at post Glasgow on 25 November 1957.

Battle Honours;
English Channel 1940 – 1942
St Nazaire 1942
North Sea 1942 – 1943
Atlantic 1943
Sicily 1943
Salerno 1943
Mediterranean 1943
South of France 1944
Adriatic 1944


Commands listed for HMS Atherstone (L 05)

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1Cdr. Hugh Waters Shelley Browning, RN12 Feb 1940late 1940

2Lt.Cdr. Robert Fergus Jenks, RN2 Dec 1940Apr 1942
3Lt. Ernest Norman Wood, DSC, RNVRApr 194220 Mar 1944
4Lt. Eric Ian Pilditch, DSC, RN20 Mar 194415 Feb 1946

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