HMS Tyne (F 24)
Destroyer Depot Ship of the Hecla class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Destroyer Depot Ship|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Laid down||15 Jul 1938|
|Launched||28 Feb 1940|
|Commissioned||28 Feb 1941|
|History||Sold in 1973.|
Commands listed for HMS Tyne (F 24)
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|1||Capt. George Arthur Scott, DSC, RN||26 Aug 1940||25 Jul 1941|
|2||Capt. Clifford Caslon, RN||25 Jul 1941||30 May 1942|
|3||Cdr. Conrad Byron Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN||30 May 1942||1 Jun 1942|
|4||Capt. Percy Todd, DSO, RN||1 Jun 1942||23 Jul 1942|
|5||Capt. Charles Thomas Mark Pizey, DSO, RN||23 Jul 1942||1 Sep 1942|
|6||Cdr. Robert Henry Mills, RN||1 Sep 1942||25 Sep 1942|
|7||Capt. Charles Thomas Mark Pizey, DSO, RN||25 Sep 1942||4 Dec 1943|
|8||Capt. Reginald Maurice James Hutton, DSO, RN||4 Dec 1943||19 Jul 1944|
|9||Cdr. David Percy Trentham, RN||19 Jul 1944||28 Oct 1944|
|10||A/Capt. John Hamilton Macnair, RN||28 Oct 1944||10 Dec 1944|
|11||Capt. Sidney Boucher, RN||10 Dec 1944||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Tyne include:
26 Jan 1945
Ships belonging to the Fleet Train of the British Pacific Fleet departed Trincomalee for Fremantle. These were the destroyer deport ship Tyne (Capt. S. Boucher, RN), repairs ships HMS Resource (Capt.(Retd.) D.B. O’Connell, RN), Artifex (A/Capt.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN) and the target ship HMS Lewes (T/Lt. M.H. Grylls, SANF(V)). The tanker Battle Rock (American, 10448 GRT, built 1944) was also in company with these ships.
Escort was provided by the heavy cruiser London and the minesweepers HMAS Cairns (T/Lt. N.G. Weber, RANR(S)), HMAS Cessnock (Lt. A.G. Chapman, RANR(S)), HMAS Gawler (Lt.Cdr. J.H.P. Dixon, RANR(S)), HMAS Geraldton (Cdr. J.K. Walton, RAN), HMAS Ipswich (T/Lt. R.H. Creasey, RANR(S)), HMAS Tamworth (T/Lt. D.B. Lloyd-Jones, RANR(S)) and HMAS Wollongong (T/Lt. J. Hare, RANR(S)).
They arrived at Fremantle on 9 February 1945. (1)
- ADM 199/1457
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.