HMS Cottesmore (L 78)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type I)|
|Built by||Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)|
|Ordered||11 Apr 1939|
|Laid down||12 Dec 1939|
|Launched||5 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||29 Dec 1940|
Named after a Hunt in Rutland, the smallest English county.
Battle Honours: North Sea 1941-1945, English Channel 1942-1944 and Normandy 1944.
Sold to the Egyptian Navy on 17 September 1950 and renamed Ibrahim El-Awal.
Commands listed for HMS Cottesmore (L 78)
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|1||Lt. John Charles Anthony Ingram, RN||11 Dec 1940||28 Jan 1943|
|2||Lt. William Donough O'Brien, DSC, RN||28 Jan 1943||14 Nov 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Adrian Charles Cuthbert Seligman, DSC, RNR||14 Nov 1944||30 Aug 1945|
|4||Cdr. John Pringle, RN||30 Aug 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Cottesmore include:
From Dungeness she proceeded unescorted to Lizard Head where she joined HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) for onward passage to Holy Loch. (1)
At 0745/25 H 31 made rendez-vous with HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) for onwards passage to Rothesay under escort. (2)
- ADM 173/17103
- ADM 173/16734
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.