Allied Warships

HMS Matchless (G 52)

Destroyer of the M class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantG 52 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down14 Sep 1940 
Launched4 Sep 1941 
Commissioned26 Feb 1942 
End service 

Sold to the Turkish Navy in 1958 being renamed Kilicipasa.


Commands listed for HMS Matchless (G 52)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Mowlam, RN5 Jan 1942Late 1943
2Lt. William David Shaw, RNLate 19435 Feb 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Eric Norman Walmsley, DSC, RN5 Feb 1944mid 1944

4Lt.Cdr. Standish O Grady Roche, DSO, RN7 Nov 1944mid 1946

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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