HMS Oribi (G 66)
Destroyer of the O class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Ordered||3 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||15 Jan 1940|
|Launched||14 Jan 1941|
|Commissioned||5 Jul 1941|
Transferred to Turkey in 1946 being renamed Gayret.
|Former name||HMS Observer|
Commands listed for HMS Oribi (G 66)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Edwin Home McBeath, DSO, RN||1 May 1941||23 Feb 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Charles Anthony Ingram, RN||23 Feb 1943||19 Sep 1944|
|3||Lt. Disney Mainwaring Vaughan-Hughes, RN||19 Sep 1944||24 Apr 1945|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Robert Sydney Hopper, DSC, RN||24 Apr 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Oribi include:
6 May 1943
German U-boat U-125 was sunk east of Newfoundland, in position 52°30'N, 45°20'W, by ramming by the British destroyer HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, RN) and gunfire from the British corvette HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, RNR).
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).