HMS Easton (L 09)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||28 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||25 Mar 1941|
|Launched||11 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||7 Dec 1942|
Scrapped at Rosyth in January 1953.
Commands listed for HMS Easton (L 09)
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|1||Lt. Charles Wickham Malins, RN||28 Oct 1942||5 Oct 1943|
|2||Lt. Cyril Dudgeon Newton, RN||early 1944||Jun 1944|
|3||Lt. Loftus Edward Peyton-Jones, DSO, DSC, RN||Jun 1944||26 Jun 1945|
|4||Lt. Peter Sydney Wilson, RN||26 Jun 1945||23 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Easton include:
11 Jan 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow 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)
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.
12 Sep 1944
At 1030 hours, HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR), made rendez-vous with HMS Easton (Lt. L.E. Peyton-Jones, DSO, DSC, MBE, RN) in position 34°28'N, 21°30'E. They then proceeded in company until 1700/13 when Easton obtained an A/S contact and started depth charging it. (2)
- File 2.12.03.6397 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 199/1815
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.