Allied Warships

HMS Tanatside (L 69)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 69 
Built byYarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland) 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down23 Jun 1941 
Launched30 Apr 1942 
Commissioned4 Sep 1942 
End service 
History

Sold to Greece in 1946 and renamed Adrias (ii).
Scrapped in 1964.

 

Commands listed for HMS Tanatside (L 69)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Frank David Brown, RN18 Jul 194221 Dec 1943
2Cdr. Bernard Jasper de St. Croix, RN21 Dec 194317 Apr 1945
3A/Lt.Cdr. Harry Hutchinson, RN17 Apr 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Tanatside include:


18 Sep 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Tanatside (Lt.Cdr. F.D. Brown, RN) and HMS Quality (Lt.Cdr. G.L. Farnfield, DSO, RN). Also a practice attack was carried out on HMS Bermuda (Capt. T.H. Back, RN). (1)

26 Sep 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Rotherham (Capt. F.S.W. de Winton, RN) and HMS Tanatside (Lt.Cdr. F.D. Brown, RN). (1)

21 May 1943
HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with The British escort destroyers HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN) and ORP Krakowiak (Komandor Podporucznik (Lt.Cdr.) W. Maracewicz, ORP) in the morning and with HMS Wensleydale (Lt. W.P. Goodfellow, RNVR) and HMS Tanatside (Lt.Cdr. F.D. Brown, RN) in the afternoon. Upon completion of the A/S exercise in the afternoon Thrasher made a pracice attack on HMS Wensleydale. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17241
  2. ADM 173/18225

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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