Allied Warships

HMS Oakley (ii) (L 98)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 98 
Built byYarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland) 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down19 Aug 1940 
Launched15 Jan 1942 
Commissioned7 May 1942 
End service 

HMS Tickham was renamed HMS Oakley (ii) in 1942.
Sold to the West German Navy 2 October 1958 being renamed Gneisenau.
Scrapped in 1970.

Former nameHMS Tickham

Commands listed for HMS Oakley (ii) (L 98)

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1Lt.Cdr. Tristram Anthony Pack-Beresford, RN8 Apr 194218 Jan 1944
2Lt. Giles Richard Penn Goodden, RN18 Jan 194425 Sep 1944
3Lt. Dennis Howard Mason, RN25 Sep 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Oakley (ii) include:

5 Jun 1942
HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow during the morning with HMAS Nepal (Cdr. F.B. Morris, RAN) and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Kruys, RNethN) and in the afternoon with and in the afternoon with HMS Oakley (Lt.Cdr. T.A. Pack-Beresford, RN) and ORP Slazak (Kmdr ppor. (Lt.Cdr.) R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17407

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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