HMS Haydon (L 75)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.): Parsons|
|Ordered||28 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||1 May 1941|
|Launched||2 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||24 Oct 1942|
Scrapped at Dunston on 18 May 1958.
Commands listed for HMS Haydon (L 75)
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|1||Lt. Roland Chisnell Watkin, RN||20 Jul 1942||14 Jan 1944|
|2||Lt. Richard George Ralph Clay, RN||14 Jan 1944||Jun 1945|
|3||Cdr. James Marjoribanks Rowland, DSO, RN||Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Haydon include:
5 Feb 1943
HMS Sturgeon (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Mers el Kebir with HMS Venomous (Lt.Cdr. D.H. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Haydon (Lt. R.C. Watkin, RN). (2)
- ADM 173/18142
- ADM 173/18143
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.