Allied Warships

HMS Chevron (R 51)

Destroyer of the Ch class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantR 51 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered24 Jul 1942 
Laid down18 Mar 1943 
Launched23 Feb 1944 
Commissioned23 Aug 1945 
End service 

Scrapped at Inverkeithing in December 1969  

Commands listed for HMS Chevron (R 51)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Fitzroy Duyland Bush, DSC, RN19 Jan 1945

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Notable events involving Chevron include:

18 Jun 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with Chevron (Lt.Cdr. J.F.D. Bush, DSC and 2 Bars, RN).

[Note: this destroyer had not been commissioned as of this date, she had completed construction but was not yet fitted with the new type of control tower due to delays. It had been decided to partially work-up the ship before the control tower was fitted.] (1)

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

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  1. ADM 173/19596

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

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