HMS Beagle (H 30)
Destroyer of the B class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||4 Mar 1929|
|Laid down||11 Oct 1929|
|Launched||26 Sep 1930|
|Commissioned||9 Apr 1931|
HMS Beagle is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 15 January 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Beagle (H 30)
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|1||Lt. Royston Hollis Wright, RN||27 Apr 1939||Feb 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Richard Taylor White, DSO, RN||Feb 1941||16 Feb 1942|
|3||Cdr. Ralph Cyril Medley, RN||16 Feb 1942||2 Mar 1943|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Nichol Rowell, RN||2 Mar 1943||Apr 1943|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Norman Robins Murch, RN||4 May 1943||Oct 1944|
|6||Lt. Charles Douglas Theodore Williams, RN||Oct 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Beagle include:
22 Jul 1940
HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) destroyed a German Junkers JU-87 by pom-pom fire.
13 Sep 1940
During the night of 13/14 September 1940 the destroyers HMS Highlander (Cdr. W.A. Dallmeyer, RN), HMS Harvester (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, RN), HMS Bulldog (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Hewitt, RN) and HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) bombard Cherbourg in a sweep through the Seine Bay.
3 Nov 1940
German U-boat U-99 torpedoed and sank the British merchant Casanare about 240 nautical miles west-southwest of Bloody Foreland in position 53°58'N, 14°13'W. HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) later picks up 54 survivors.
5 Nov 1940
HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) picks up 28 survivors from the British tanker Scottish Maiden that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 about 225 nautical miles west by south of Bloody Foreland in position 54°36'N, 14°23'W.
9 May 1945
HMS Beagle headed the liberation of Jersey.