HMS Havant (H 32)
Destroyer of the Havant class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Laid down||30 Mar 1938|
|Launched||17 Jul 1939|
|Commissioned||19 Dec 1939|
|Lost||1 Jun 1940|
|Loss position||51° 08'N, 2° 15'E|
Requisitioned by the Royal Navy on 4 September 1939 while being built for the Brazilian Navy. Named HMS Havant.
HMS Havant (Lt.Cdr. Anthony Frank Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN) was heavily damaged by German aircraft off Dunkirk during the evacutation there. Havant was sunk by the minesweeper HMS Saltash (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN).
|Former name||Brazilian Javary|
Commands listed for HMS Havant (H 32)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Anthony Frank Burnell-Nugent, RN||21 Nov 1939||1 Jun 1940|
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Notable events involving Havant include:
16 Mar 1940
HMS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Caldwell, RN) departed the Clyde area for Portsmouth. She was escorted by HMS Havelock (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSC, RN) and HMS Havant (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, RN). (1)
17 Apr 1940
HMS Repulse (Capt. E.J. Spooner, DSO, RN), HMS Havelock (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSC, RN), HMS Havant (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, RN) and HMS Fame (Cdr. P.N. Walter, RN) departed Scapa Flow to provide cover for the French troop convoy FP 1 to Narvik.
22 Apr 1940
HMS Repulse (Capt. E.J. Spooner, DSO, RN), HMS Havelock (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSC, RN), HMS Havant (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, RN) and HMS Fame (Cdr. P.N. Walter, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.
- ADM 199/2572
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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