HMS Brazen (H 80)
Destroyer of the B class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd (Jarrow-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||22 Mar 1929|
|Laid down||22 Jul 1929|
|Launched||25 Jul 1930|
|Commissioned||8 Apr 1931|
|Lost||20 Jul 1940|
|Loss position||51° 01'N, 1° 17'E|
HMS Brazen (Lt.Cdr. Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, RN) was sunk off Dover by German aircraft on 20 July 1940.
Commands listed for HMS Brazen (H 80)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Henry Mills, RN||Apr 1939||1 Nov 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Roger Caton Beckett, RN||1 Nov 1939||12 Feb 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, RN||12 Feb 1940||20 Jul 1940|
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Notable events involving Brazen include:
22 Sep 1939
HMS Thistle (Cdr. R.W. Stirling-Hamilton, RN) departed from Portsmouth for Dover where she arrived later the same day. She is escorted by HMS Skate (Lt.Cdr. A.O. Johnson, RN). Later HMS Brazen (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Mills, RN) took over from HMS Skate as escort. (1)
15 Apr 1940
German U-boat U-49 was sunk near Narvik, Norway in position 68°53'N, 16°59'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Fearless (Cdr. K.L. Harkness, RN) and HMS Brazen (Lt.Cdr. Sir M. Culme-Seymour, RN).
22 Jul 1940
Loss of the ship reported. She was sunk while returning under tow, to port, after being attacked by enemy aircraft. Three planes were reported shot down. All the ship's crew were saved. (2)
- ADM 173/16184
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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