HMS Liddesdale (L 100)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.): Parsons|
|Ordered||4 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||20 Nov 1939|
|Launched||19 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||28 Feb 1941|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 1 January 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Liddesdale (L 100)
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|1||Cdr. Arthur George West, RN||14 Feb 1941||5 May 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Angus Alexander Mackenzie, RNR||5 May 1942||4 Oct 1943|
|3||Lt. Cecil Julian Bateman, RN||4 Oct 1943||Jun 1945|
|4||Cdr. John Holmes, RN||Jun 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Liddesdale include:
24 Mar 1941
Late in the afternoon HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. J.C. Leach, MVO, RN) departed Rosyth for a trial run and to proceed to Scapa Flow upon completion. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Liddesdale (Cdr. A.G. West, RN), HMS Avon Vale (Lt.Cdr. P.A.R. Withers, DSO, RN) and HMS Quantock (Lt.Cdr. D.J.A. Heber-Percy, RN).
At 1050/25 this destoyer screen was replaced by the original three destroyers that had escorted Prince of Wales out of Rosyth.
Early in the evening of the 25th Prince of Wales entered Scapa Flow.
For the daily positions of HMS Prince of Wales during these trials see the map below.
21 May 1944
German U-boat U-453 was sunk in the Ionian Sea north-east of Cape Spartivento, in position 38°13'N, 16°36'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Termagent (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN) and HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN) and the British escort destroyer HMS Liddesdale (Lt. C.J. Bateman, RN).
- ADM 53/114886
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.