HMS Tetcott (L 99)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||20 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||29 Jul 1940|
|Launched||12 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||11 Dec 1941|
Scrapped at Milford Haven on 24 September 1956.
Commands listed for HMS Tetcott (L 99)
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|1||Lt. Henry Richard Rycroft, RN||28 Oct 1941||Oct 1943|
|2||Lt. Archibald Ferguson Harkness, DSC, OBE, RNR||Oct 1943||Mar 1944|
|3||Lt. Hubert James Watkins, RN||Mar 1944||10 Jun 1945|
|4||A/Lt.Cdr. John Alexander Jeffreys Dennis, DSC, RN||10 Jun 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Tetcott include:
1 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Liverpool (Capt. W.R. Slayter, DSC, RN), HMS Wilton (Lt. A.P. Northey, DSC, RN), HMS Tetcott (Lt. R.H. Rycroft, RN) and later with A/S drifters of the local defence. (1)
4 Aug 1942
German U-boat U-372 was sunk in the Mediterranean south-west of Haifa, in position 32°28'N, 34°37'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Sikh (Capt. St.J.A. Micklethwait, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Zulu (Cdr. R.T. White, DSO and Bar, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Croome (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Egan, RN) and HMS Tetcott (Lt. R.H. Rycroft, RN) and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (221 Sqdn.).
1 Feb 1943
HMS Tetcott and HMS Belvoir pick up 118 survivors from the British minelayer HMS Welshman that was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-617 about 45 miles east-north-east of Tobruk in position 32°12'N, 24°52'E.
17 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Naples for Salerno Bay. She was to exercise there for her beacon role during the Anzio landings (Operation Shingle). Uproar was escorted by HMS Tetcott (Lt. A.F. Harkness, DSC, OBE, RD, RNR). (2)
- ADM 173/17493
- ADM 173/19288
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.