or TUMULT-Class Destroyer ordered from Swan
Hunter, Wallsend on
14th March 1941 with the 6th
Emergency Flotilla. The ship was laid down on 6th
September 1941 and launched
on 28th May 1942 as the second ship to bear this
name. It had
for a destroyer built in 1919 and sold in 1932
.In March 1942 after a
successful WARSHIP WEEK National. Savings
campaign she was adopted by the civil
community of Connah's
Quay, then, part of the
county of Flint, Wales.
Build was completed on 11th
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Contractors trials and
commissioned for service in 24th Destroyer
Build completion and commenced
On completion of trials and
storing took passage to Scapa
Flow to work-up
with ships of the
convoy defence and fleet screening duties in NW
structural damage after striking a floating mine
in the Bristol Channel.
(Note: This may
have been from a British minefield HS1 laid in
Only one minor
Towed by Polish
destroyer ORKAN to Milford
Taken in hand for repair
Carried out post-repair trials and
shakedown for operational service
Took passage to
rejoin Flotilla in Home Fleet
for service in
Mediterranean with Flotilla.
Took passage to
out sea trials for newly
developed surface warning radar Type 276.
for convoy defence and support
of military operation with Flotilla
Deployed in Adriatic with
Flotilla for escort and support duties.
Adriatic deployment in
for duty in
operations off Palermo
with HMS TUMULT.
Transferred to central Mediterranean for escort
and patrol duty.
Mediterranean deployment in continuation.
with HM Destroyers TROUBRIDGE, TEAZER,
TUMULT, TYRIAN and
TEAZER of Flotilla for support of landings in
South of France.
- for details see Naval Staff History, ENGAGE
THE ENEMY MORE
CLOSELY and BRITISH INVASION FLEETS by J
as screen for
Carrier Task Force with ships of Flotilla.
comprised HM Escort Carriers KHEDIVE, EMPEROR,
ATTACKER as Task Group 88.1.
Malta with TF881
Deployed with TG88.1 escort during
landings by allied forces in South France
- formerly ANVIL)
DRAGOON when TG88.1 disbanded.
Transferred to Eastern
Mediterranean with Flotilla
Aegean Force to support operations to reoccupy
by German troops.
support of landings in Greece (Operation MANNA)
Took part with
Flotilla in interception of craft evacuation
enemy personnel from
Sank transport TONI with HMS
TROUBRIDGE north of Crete.
Deployment with British
Aegean Force in continuation.
In action against enemy convoy in
Aegean with HMS TERMAGANT.
TA37, UJ2101 and patrol craft GK32 sunk SW of Kasandra-Huk
Sank Torpedo Boat TA18 off Volvos.
service with British Pacific Fleet after refit.
with British Aegean Force for support of
engagement off Rhodes with HM Destroyer KELVIN
two landing craft
passage to Portsmouth for refit
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refit by HM Dockyard, Portsmouth.
out Post-refit trials and prepared for Pacific
passage to Malta for work-up with ships of the
sailed for operational service
based in Australia.
in Indian ocean
Number for visual signalling purposes changed to
D51 to conform to US
identification for destroyers.
ships of 24th Flotilla on arrival.
not join ships of Task Force 37.
THE FORGOTTEN FLEET by J Winton and WAR WITH
P o s t W a r N o t e
TUSCAN took part in repatriation of allied
at Shanghai with HM Cruisers BERMUDA, ARGONAUT,
and HM Destroyers TYRIAN, TUMULT and
QUIBERON. On return to UK
in 1946 the ship went into Reserve at
Portsmouth. She was refitted in
1949 and returned to Reserve. Selected for
a Type 16 Anti-submarine Frigate in 1952, carried
out at Cardiff by Mount
Stewart Drydocks, she
Reserve at Devonport after trials. Later she was
transferred to Portsmouth and
laid up at Chatham. When
this division close down in 1963 , the
destroyer became part of the Operational Reserve
Portsmouth. Placed on the Disposal List in 1965
she was sold to BISCO for for demolition by MacLellan
and arrived at the Bo'ness
breakers yard in tow
on 26th May 1966.