HMS Teviotbank (M 04)
Minelayer of the Auxiliary minelayers class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Redhead & Sons Ltd. (South Shields, England, U.K.)|
|Launched||1 Dec 1937|
Completed as merchantile in February 1938.
Returned on 29 March 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Teviotbank (M 04)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Robert Douglas King-Harman, DSC, RN||28 Sep 1939||15 Jun 1942|
|2||Capt. (retired) Edward Clifford Watson, RN||15 Jun 1942||Aug 1944|
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Notable events involving Teviotbank include:
3 Jul 1940
The auxiliary minelayer HMS Teviotbank (Cdr.(Retd.) R.D. King-Harman, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Immingham to lay minefield BS 21. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN).
The minelayer apparently returned to Immingham the following day. The destroyers apparently remained on patrol and returned to the Humber on the 5th. (1)
9 Jan 1942
The auxiliary minelayer HMS Teviotbank (Cdr.(Retd.) R.D. King-Harman, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Singapore for Trincomalee. She was escorted as far as west of the Sunda Strait by the destroyers HMAS Vampire (Cdr. W.T.A. Moran, RAN), HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St J. Morgan, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.T. Thew, RN). (2)
- ADM 199/375
- ADM 199/1185
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.