HMS Cavendish (R 15)
Destroyer of the Ca class
Photo Courtesy of Ian Fry.
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||24 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||19 May 1943|
|Launched||12 Apr 1944|
|Commissioned||13 Dec 1944|
Arrived at Blyth to be broken up for scrap on 17 August 1967.
|Former name||HMS Sibyl|
Commands listed for HMS Cavendish (R 15)
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|1||Cdr. Robin Hamilton Maurice, DSO, RN||19 Aug 1944||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Cavendish include:
15 Jan 1945
HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Opportune (Cdr. R.E.D. Ryder, VC, RN), HMS Cavendish (Cdr. R.H. Maurice, DSO, RN) and HMS Cavalier (Lt.Cdr. D.T. McBarnet, RN). (1)
12 Apr 1945
At 0645 hours, HMS Cambrian (Lt.Cdr. H.T. Harrel, RN), HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN) and HMS Cavendish (Cdr. R.H. Maurice, DSO, RN) took over the escort of HMS Renown (Capt. B.C.B. Brooke, RN) from HMS Havelock (Cdr. R.A. Currie, DSC, RN) and HMS Hesperus (Lt. A.C.D. Leach, RN). (3)
14 Apr 1945
At 0700 hours, HMS Renown (Capt. B.C.B. Brooke, RN), HMS Cambrian (Lt.Cdr. H.T. Harrel, RN), HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN) and HMS Cavendish (Cdr. R.H. Maurice, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (3)
- 2.12.03.7152 (Dutch Archives, The Hague)
- ADM 173/20344
- ADM 53/122126
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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