Allied Warships

HMS Middleton (L 74)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 74 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.): Parsons 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down10 Apr 1940 
Launched12 May 1941 
Commissioned10 Jan 1942 
End service 

Hulked in 1955.
Scrapped at Blyth on 4 October 1957.
The ships bell preserved in Birdsall Parish church, North Yorkshire.


Commands listed for HMS Middleton (L 74)

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1Lt.Cdr. David Charles Kinloch, RN12 Nov 1941Aug 1942
2Lt. Charles Shelly Battersby, RNAug 19423 Jan 1944
3Lt. Ian Nagle Douglas Cox, DSC, RN3 Jan 194410 Jun 1945
4Lt. Alfred Lee Harper, RN10 Jun 1945early 1946

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