HMS Belvoir (L 32)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||4 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||14 Oct 1940|
|Launched||18 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||29 Mar 1942|
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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|1||Lt. John Fitzroy Duyland Bush, DSC, RN||3 Feb 1942||18 May 1944|
|2||Lt. William David Shaw, RN||18 May 1944||mid 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.