HMS Topaze (T 40)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||20 Dec 1934|
|Lost||20 Apr 1941|
Completed in January 1935.
HMT Topaze (Chief Skipper George Richard Gale, RNR) was sunk after a collision with the British battleship HMS Rodney off the Clyde on 20 April 1941. The Commanding officer and 17 more members of the crew went down with the ship.
Commands listed for HMS Topaze (T 40)
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|1||Lt. John Nicholas Hambly, RN||3 Oct 1938||14 Jan 1941|
|2||Ch.Skr. George Richard Gale, RNR||14 Jan 1941||20 Apr 1941 (+)|
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Notable events involving Topaze include:
19 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland together with the British A/S yacht HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and A/S trawler HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6365 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)