Allied Warships

HMS Meteor (G 73)

Destroyer of the M class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantG 73 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down14 Sep 1940 
Launched3 Nov 1941 
Commissioned12 Aug 1942 
End service 

Sold to the Turkish Navy in 1958 being renamed Piyale Pasa.


Commands listed for HMS Meteor (G 73)

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1Lt.Cdr. Dermod James Boris Jewitt, RN30 Jun 194220 Oct 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Richard Dickon Herbert Stephen Pankhurst, RN20 Oct 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Meteor include:

30 Nov 1943
HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Bellona (Capt. C.F.W. Norris, RN), HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN), HMIS Cauvery (A/Cdr. A.W. Beeton, RIN) and HMS Tuscan (Lt.Cdr. B. Newby, RN). (1)

30 Jan 1944
German U-boat U-314 was sunk in the Barents Sea south-east of Bear Island, Norway, in position 73°41'N, 24°30'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Cowell, DSC, RN) and HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN). Revised. This attack was actually directed against U-965 inflicting no damage.

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


  1. ADM 173/18180

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

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