HMS Talybont (L 18)
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||28 Nov 1942|
|Launched||3 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||19 May 1943|
Scrapped at Charlestown on 10 March 1961.
Commands listed for HMS Talybont (L 18)
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|1||Lt. Edward Francis Baines, DSO, RN||30 Mar 1943||31 Jul 1944|
|2||Lt. John Arundell Holdsworth, RN||31 Jul 1944||Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Talybont include:
3 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-1191 was sunk in the English Channel, south-west of Brighton, in position 50°09'N, 00°15'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Onslaught (Cdr. the Hon. A. Pleydell-Bouverie, RN) and HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, DSC, RN), the British escort destroyers HMS Brissenden (Lt. the Hon. D.D.E. Vivian, RN), HMS Wensleydale (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Goodfellow, RNVR) and HMS Talybont (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Baines, DSO, RN) and the British frigate HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR).