HMS Meteor (G 73)
Destroyer of the M class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Laid down||14 Sep 1940|
|Launched||3 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||12 Aug 1942|
Sold to the Turkish Navy in 1958 being renamed Piyale Pasa.
Commands listed for HMS Meteor (G 73)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Dermod James Boris Jewitt, RN||30 Jun 1942||20 Oct 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Richard Dickon Herbert Stephen Pankhurst, RN||20 Oct 1944||late 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. C.H.de 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.
- ADM 173/18180
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.