HMS Eglinton (L 87)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type I)|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.): Parsons|
|Ordered||21 Mar 1939|
|Laid down||8 Jun 1939|
|Launched||28 Dec 1939|
|Commissioned||28 Aug 1940|
Scrapped at Blyth on 28 May 1956.
Named after a Hunt in Ayrshire, Scotland.
Commands listed for HMS Eglinton (L 87)
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|1||Cdr. Emile Frank Verlaine Dechaineux, RAN||20 May 1940||17 Aug 1941|
|2||Cdr. Charles Arthur de Winton Kitcat, RN||17 Aug 1941||16 May 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Joseph Mansergh Palmer, RN||16 May 1942||21 Feb 1944|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Frank Maclear Graves, RN||21 Feb 1944||Nov 1944|
|5||Capt. Jocelyn Stuart Cambridge Salter, DSO, OBE, RN||Nov 1944||26 Jun 1945|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Charles Douglas Theodore Williams, RN||26 Jun 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Eglinton include:
28 Jun 1944
HMS Hotham (A/Lt.Cdr. S. Ayles, RNR) and HMS Eglinton (Lt.Cdr. F.M. Graves, RN) pick up survivors from the British landing ship infantry Maid of Orleans that had been sunk by the German U-boat U-988 southeast of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight in position 50°06'N, 00°41'W.