HMS Comet (1932) DD (15th)
This the fifteenth ship to carry the name HMS Comet was a C
Built at Portsmouth Dockyard, laid down 12-Sep-1930, launched 30-Sep-1930, and commissioned 02-Jun-1933.
Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.
Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy 15-Jun-1938 and renamed Restigouche.
Having been operating on the Canadian West Coast, and with war imminent, on 31-Aug-1939 she was ordered through the Panama Canal to Halifax. There she worked on convoy escort duties on Halifax-Bermuda convoy routes until 24-May-1940.
Then it was on to Western Approaches Command. During June/July 1940 assisted with the evacuation of France.
After this until June-1944 it was Atlantic convoy escort work based in Halifax, Greenock or Londonderry.
July and August 1944 saw operations off the west coast of France as part of the 12th Support Group, when several German minesweepers and coastal craft were sunk.
Paid off 06-Oct-1945. Sold 09-Nov-1945, and broken up 1946.
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