HMS Quail (1943) DD  (6th)

This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Quail was a Q Class, destroyer.

Built by Hawthorn Leslie, laid down 30-Sep-1941, launched 01-Jun-1942, and commissioned 07-Jan-1943.

On commissioning served in the Mediterranean. Then early 1943 to South Africa for a short time.

Back to the Mediterranean for the Sicily and Salerno landings.

16-Nov-1943 struck a mine off the entrance to Bari, in the Adriatic, had her stern blown off but remained afloat.

Began to be towed to Taranto, but foundered under tow 18-Jun-1944.

Won the Battle Honours: Sicily 1943, Salerno 1943 and Mediterranean 1943.


Other HMS Quail
- 1st  HMS Quail
- 2nd HMS Quail
- 3rd HMS Quail
- 4th HMS Quail
- 5th HMS Quail
- 6th HMS Quail

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This page last edited - 21 June, 2012.

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