HMS Eggesford (L 15)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||28 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||23 Jun 1941|
|Launched||12 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Jan 1943|
HMS Eggesford was sold in 1957 to the Federal German Navy (like HMS Albrighton) where she served as the frigate Brommy F 218.
Commands listed for HMS Eggesford (L 15)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Derek William Austin, RN||4 Dec 1942||25 Nov 1943|
|2||Lt. George Hammond Evans, RN||25 Nov 1943||8 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Eggesford include:
22 Feb 1943
HMS Malaya (Capt. J.W.A. Waller, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Greenock. She was escorted by HMCS Athabascan (Cdr. G.R. Miles, DSO, OBE, RCN), HMS Eggesford (Lt.Cdr. D.W. Austin, RN) and FFS La Combattante (Lt.Cdr. A. Patou).
They arrived at Greenock on 23 February 1943. (1)
22 Apr 1945
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Eggesford (Lt. G.H. Evans, RN) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the logbook of HMS Vampire]. (2)
- ADM 53/117877
- ADM 173/20232
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.