Allied Warships

HMS Brissenden (L 79)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type IV) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type IV) 
PennantL 79 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down28 Feb 1941 
Launched15 Sep 1942 
Commissioned12 Feb 1943 
End service 

Scrapped in 1965 at Dalmuir.


Commands listed for HMS Brissenden (L 79)

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1Lt. David Creagh Beatty, RN10 Jan 194313 Sep 1943
2Lt. the Hon. Douglas David Edward Vivian, RN13 Sep 1943Apr 1945
3Lt. Lionel Robert Patrick Lawford, RNApr 1945Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Brissenden 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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