Allied Warships

HMS Easton (L 09)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 09 
Built byJ.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.) 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down25 Mar 1941 
Launched11 Jul 1942 
Commissioned7 Dec 1942 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Rosyth in January 1953.

 

Commands listed for HMS Easton (L 09)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Charles Wickham Malins, RN28 Oct 19425 Oct 1943

2Lt. Cyril Dudgeon Newton, RNearly 1944Jun 1944
3Lt. Loftus Edward Peyton-Jones, DSO, DSC, RNJun 194426 Jun 1945
4Lt. Peter Sydney Wilson, RN26 Jun 194523 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Easton include:


7 Jan 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Burnett, DSC, RN) and HMS Easton (Lt. C.W. Malins, DSC, RN). (1)

11 Jan 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Middleton (Lt. C.S. Battersby, RN), HMS Easton (Lt. C.W. Malins, DSC, RN) and HMS Brecon (Lt.Cdr. T.D. Herrick, DSC and Bar, RN). (1)

15 Jan 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Onslaught (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN) and HMS Easton (Lt. C.W. Malins, DSC, RN). (1)

20 Jan 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. W.B.L. Holms, RCN) and HMS Easton (Lt. C.W. Malins, DSC, RN). (1)

17 Feb 1943
Around 2200 hours the Italian submarine Asteria (630 tons) was sunk off Bougie, Algeria by the British escort destroyers HMS Wheatland (Lt.Cdr. R. de L. Brooke, DSC, RN) and HMS Easton (Lt. C.W. Malins, RN).

22 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-458 was sunk in the Mediterranean south-east of Pantelleria, Italy, in position 36°25'N, 12°39'E, by depth charges from the British escort destroyer HMS Easton and the Greek escort destroyer Pindos.

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6397 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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