HMS Cotswold (L 54)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type I)|
|Built by||Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)|
|Ordered||11 Apr 1939|
|Laid down||10 Oct 1939|
|Launched||18 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||16 Nov 1940|
Used as a breakwater at Harwich, England in 1956 before being scrapped.
Was second R.N. ship of the name.
Commands listed for HMS Cotswold (L 54)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Peter John Knowling, RN||23 Oct 1940||27 Aug 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Rupert Cyril Egan, RN||27 Aug 1941||mid 1942|
|3||Lt. Alan Lennard Wylde, RN||Mar 1943||23 Feb 1944|
|4||A/Lt.Cdr. John William Whittle, DSC, RNVR||23 Feb 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Cotswold include:
The wreck of the St. Donats lies in position 53°28'39"N, 01°01'09"E.
HMS Cotswold was under repair for about a month.