HMS Tynedale (L 96)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type I)|
|Built by||A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||11 Apr 1939|
|Laid down||27 Jul 1939|
|Launched||5 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||5 Nov 1940|
|Lost||12 Dec 1943|
|Loss position||37° 10'N, 6° 05'E|
The British escort destroyer HMS Tynedale (L 96) lost on 12 Dec 1943 in position 37° 10'N, 6° 05'E.
HMS Tynedale (Lt.Cdr. James John Simon Yorke, DSC, RN) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean, off Bougie, in position 37º10'N, 06º05'E by the German submarine U-593.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Tynedale|
Commands listed for HMS Tynedale (L 96)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Hugo Edward Forbes Tweedie, RN||7 Nov 1940||11 Sep 1942|
|2||Lt. James John Simon Yorke, RN||11 Sep 1942||12 Dec 1943|
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Notable events involving Tynedale include:
26 Feb 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Tynedale (Lt. J.J.S. Yorke, DSC, RN), ORP Krakowiak (Lt.Cdr. W. Maracewicz) and later with HMS Cornelian (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S. Gorrell, RNR). (1)
28 Feb 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Tynedale (Lt. J.J.S. Yorke, DSC, RN), HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN) and later with HMS St. Kilda (A/Skr.Lt. R.G. Utting, RNR), HMS Sheppey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. McNeil, RNVR), HMS Ensay (T/Lt. K.J. Reece, RNVR) and HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.J. Cory, RNR). (1)
16 Mar 1943
HMS Tynedale (Lt. J.J.S. Yorke, DSC, RN) picks up 50 men from the British merchant Hadleigh that is torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-77 north-west of Oran in position 36°10'N, 00°30'W.
- ADM 173/17921
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.