Allied Warships

HMS Talybont (L 18)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 18 
Built byJ.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.) 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down28 Nov 1942 
Launched3 Feb 1943 
Commissioned19 May 1943 
End service 

Scrapped at Charlestown on 10 March 1961.


Commands listed for HMS Talybont (L 18)

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1Lt. Edward Francis Baines, DSO, RN30 Mar 194331 Jul 1944
2Lt. John Arundell Holdsworth, RN31 Jul 1944Jun 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).

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