Allied Warships

HMS Erebus (I 02)

Monitor of the Erebus class

HMS Erebus in 1944

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantI 02 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Govan, Scotland) 
Ordered29 Jul 1915 
Laid down12 Oct 1915 
Launched19 Jun 1916 
Commissioned2 Sep 1916 
End service 

Scrapped in July 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Erebus (I 02)

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1Cdr. Ivan Walter Whitehorn, RN24 Aug 193912 Oct 1939
2Lt.Cdr. Noel Hughes Whatley, RN12 Oct 193911 Nov 1939
3Capt. Richard Shelley, RN11 Nov 19393 Feb 1940
4Lt.Cdr. Noel Hughes Whatley, RN3 Feb 19401 Jul 1940
5Capt. Harold Fielding Nalder, RN1 Jul 19402 Jun 1942
6A/Cdr. Hardress Waller D'Arcy-Evans, RN2 Jun 194216 Oct 1943
7A/Capt. (retired) John Sydney Plumptre Colquhoun, RN16 Oct 194317 Jul 1945
8Lt.Cdr. Francis Alexander Linley Heron Watson, RNmid 1945mid 1946

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Notable events involving Erebus include:

28 Oct 1917
While engaged in the shelling of Zeebrugge, she was struck amidships by a German "Linsen" explosive motor boat, packing a charge of between 135-225 kg explosive. The detonation occurred against the outer bulge and damage was not severe.

Jul 1943
Damaged by an Axis air attack while deployed in support of the Sicilian landings (Operation Husky).

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