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HMS Quentin (1942) DD  (1st)

    
This the only ship to carry the name HMS Quentin was a Q Class, destroyer.

Built by White, laid down 25-Sep-1940, launched 05-Nov-1941, and commissioned 15-Apr-1942.

On commissioning went to the Mediterranean. Formed part of the escort for the Malta Pedestal convoy Aug-1942.

Then spent a short time in the Caribbean before returning to the Mediterranean.

Early Dec-1942 in company with fellow destroyer, HMS Quiberon, and 3 cruisers successfully attacked an Italian convoy and sank 1 escorting Italian destroyer. But while returning to base, was torpedoed and sunk 02-Dec-1942 by aircraft north of Algiers.

Won the Battle Honours: Malta Convoys 1942, North Africa 1942, Atlantic 1942 and Mediterranean 1942.

 

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This page last edited - 23 June, 2012.

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