Allied Warships

HMS Comet (R 26)

Destroyer of the Co class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantR 26 
Built byYarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland) 
Ordered12 Sep 1942 
Laid down14 Jun 1943 
Launched22 Jun 1944 
Commissioned6 Jun 1945 
End service 

Scrapped at Troon in November 1962  

Commands listed for HMS Comet (R 26)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Wentworth Fitzroy, RN26 Feb 194530 Oct 1946

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Notable events involving Comet include:

20 Jun 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Myngs (Capt. P.G.L. Cazalet, DSC, RN) and HMS Comet (Lt.Cdr. W.W. Fitzroy, RN). (1)

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  1. ADM 173/19596

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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