T or TUMULT-Class
Destroyer ordered with the 6th Emergency Flotilla on 14th March 1941 from Denny
of Dumbarton. The ship was laid down on 25th
November 1941 and launched on 22nd March 1943 and was
the seventh RN ship to bear the name
previously used for a destroyer in 1915 and dating from 1780. In March 1942 following a successful WARSHIP
WEEK National Savings campaign she was adopted by the civil community of Shardlow
in Derbyshire. Build was completed on 18th October 1943.
B a t t
le H o n o u
EGYPT 1801 - BALTIC 1854 - JUTLAND 1916
- ZEEBRUGGE 1918 - ARCTIC 1943 - MEDITERRANEAN 1943-44 - ADRIATIC 1944 - SOUTH FRANCE 1944
- AEGEAN 1944 - OKINAWA 1945
H e r a l d i c D a t a
Badge: on a field White, a shrew mouse proper.
M o t t
D e t a i
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S e r v i c e
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1 9 4 3
October Contractors trials and commissioned for service.
18th Build completion and
commenced Acceptance Trials
Passage to Scapa Flow on completion of trials and storing.
November Deployed for work-up with Home
service with 24th Destroyer Flotilla in Mediterranean
15th Deployed as Local Escort for Russian
Convoy JW54A from Loch Ewe with H M Escort
BRISSENDEN and Polish ORP BURZA
18th Detached from JW54A and
returned to Scapa Flow.
December Passage to Mediterranean to join Flotilla.
Deployed with HM
Destroyers TROUBRIDGE, TERPSICHORE, TEAZER, TUSCAN
and TUMULT of
Flotilla for convoy defence in western and central Mediterranean.
1 9 4 4
Deployment with Flotilla in continuation.
21st Took part in sinking of
U 543 off Cape Spartivento with HM Destroyers TENACIOUS
See U-BOATS DESTROYED by P Kemp.
search was carried out by Italian warships serving under allied control)
survivors from the submarine. See HITLER'S U-BOAT WAR, Vol. 2
and U-BOATS DESTROYED by P
Mediterranean duties with Flotilla in continuation.
to Nominated for
gunfire support during planned allied landings in south of France
Operation DRAGOON formerly ANVIL)
August Joined HM Cruisers ORION,
AJAX, AURORA, BLACK PRINCE, US cruiser QUINCY,
French cruiser GLOIRE with HM Destroyer
TERPSICHORE and four US destroyers to
Force ALPHA (Operation DRAGOON) See ENGAGE THE ENEMY MORE
CLOSELY by C
Barnett, BRITISH INVASION FLEET by J de Winser and
13th Sailed from Malta with Force ALPHA to
join HM Battleship RAMILLIES.
14th Joined HMS RAMILLIES during passage to
15th Provided naval gunfire support with
ALPHA SHIPS during landings.
batteries and strong points near YELLOW
received Commendation from Admiral Lowry, US Navy.)
16th Support deployment in continuation.
28th Released from DRAGOON and resumed
Flotilla duties with Mediterranean Fleet.
September Transferred with Flotilla for duty with
British Aegean Force in support of the
re-occupy Aegean Islands. Intercepted ships taking German troops
ports and provided naval gunfire support for landings.
29th Carried out attack on convoy with HM
Destroyer TERPSICHORE sinking
7th In action with German torpedo boats
TA37, UJ2101 and patrol boat GK32 SW of
Kassandra-Huk with HMS TUSCAN during which these ships were
16th Sank Siebel
Ferry in Aegean
19th Sank torpedo boat TA18 by gunfire off Skiathos with HMS TUSCAN.
November Deployment in support of
military operations in Aegean and Greece continuation.
to Nominated for
transfer to British Pacific Fleet after refit.
1 9 4 5
January Under refit in Malta and
prepared for Pacific service with Flotilla.
March Passage to Join
British Pacific Fleet
to Called at
April (Note: Pennant
Number for visual signalling purposes changed to D47 to conform
with US Navy identities used for destroyers.
with ships of Flotilla.
following references for details of the delay introduced by US Navy
before approval was given for RN ships to be deployed as part of US Navy
9th Deployed with Task Force 57 for escort
of RN carriers during air attacks on the
Sakishima Gunto island group
25th Escorted HM Battleship KING GEORGE V
with HM Destroyers TROUBRIDGE and
during passage to Guam for visit by
British CinC Admiral Fraser
CinC Pacific, Admiral Nimitz.
28th Arrived at Guam..
June Returned to Sydney
with HMS KING GEORGE V for R&R and maintenance period.
completion took passage to Manus to take part in
planned RN operation.
12th Joined HM Aircraft Carrier IMPLACABLE.,
HM Escort Carrier RULER, HM Cruisers
NEWFOUNDLAND, UGANDA and ACHILLES (RNZN) with ships of
as Task Group 111.2 for air attacks by carrier aircraft on Truk.
14th Part of destroyer screen for carriers
during air operations until 16th June.
17th Returned to British
Forward Base at Manus.
July Transferred to US
Third Fleet to join Task Force 37 with BPF ships.
Navy Pacific Fleet organisation was changed. See reference,)
17th Deployed with TF37 to provide cower to
Pleat units during air attacks on Tokyo-
Yokohama area by
HM Aircraft Carriers FORMIDABLE, VICTORIOUS and
of BPF operations see TASK FORCE 57, THE FORGOTTEN
by John Winton, OPERATION PACIFIC by E Gray and WAR WITH JAPAN (HMSO)
August Deployed with HM Aircraft
Carriers VICTORIOUS, INDEFATIGABLE and
destroyer screen during air attacks by carriers in North Honshu.
see above references)
9th Screening deployment in continuation
during further air operations.
12th Joined now Task Group 38.5 with HMS
IMPLACABLE, HMS KING GEORGE V,
GAMBIA and NEWFOUNDLAND, HM Destroyers BARFLEUR,
NIZAM (RAN), WAKEFUL, WRANGLER, TROUBRIDGE,
TENACIOUS and TEAZER when
remaining ships of BPF left the operational
of lack of fuel from British fuel supplies.
27th Arrived at Sagami Bay with ships of Task
31st Attended formal surrender of Japan in Tokyo
P o s t W a r
N o t e s
HMS TERMAGANT returned to UK in late 1945 and was placed
in Reserve at Portsmouth. In 1952 she was selected to be converted
to a Type 16 Anti-submarine Frigate and on completion
re-commissioned for service as a target ship for 3rd Submarine Squadron
during training. The ship joined the Squadron at Rothesay
for this duty and paid-off. Placed in
Reserve she laid-up at Lisahally, Ulster until 1965 when
sold to BISCO for demolition by Arnott Young. She arrived in tow at Dalmuir
on the Clyde on 5th November that year for breaking-up.
CONVOY ESCORT MOVEMENTS of
by Don Kindell
These convoy lists have not been cross-checked
with the text above
Date convoy sailed
Joined convoy as escort
Date convoy arrived
(Note on Convoys)