Allied Warships

HMS Belvoir (L 32)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 32 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered4 Jul 1940 
Laid down14 Oct 1940 
Launched18 Nov 1941 
Commissioned29 Mar 1942 
End service 

HMS Belvoir is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

Scrapped at Bo'ness on 21 October 1957.


Commands listed for HMS Belvoir (L 32)

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1Lt. John Fitzroy Duyland Bush, DSC, RN3 Feb 194218 May 1944
2Lt. William David Shaw, RN18 May 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Belvoir include:

1 Feb 1943
HMS Belvoir and HMS Tetcott 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.

21 Aug 1943
While escorting convoy MKF-22 in the Mediterranean, HMS Belvoir (Lt. J.F.D. Bush, DSC, RN) accidentally torpedoed the American merchant Cape Mohican.

The convoy escorts had apparently sighted two darkened ships steaming ahead of the convoy and made their torpedo tubes ready, at 22.55 hours when they were trained to port for the second time a torpedo was fired accidentally by HMS Belvoir. She then immediately went to the assistance of Cape Mohican and escorted her to Malta.

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