HMS Tern (T 64)
River gunboat of the Tern class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)|
|Ordered||14 Jan 1926|
|Launched||29 Aug 1927|
|Lost||19 Dec 1941|
Scuttled at Hong Kong on 19 December 1941 to prevent her capture by the Japanese.
Commands listed for HMS Tern (T 64)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Marcus Henry Reginald Crichton, RN||15 Mar 1938||early 1941|
|2||T/Lt. John Douglas, RNR||1941||19 Dec 1941|
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Notable events involving Tern include:
7 Oct 1940
HMS Durban (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN) made rendezvous with the river gunboats Cricket (Lt. J.L. Goatley, RN) and Tern (Lt.Cdr. M.H.R. Crichton, RN) off the Yangtse estuary. They then set course for Hong Kong. (1)
- ADM 53/112110
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.