Allied Warships

HMS Meynell (L 82)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type I) 
PennantL 82 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend 
Ordered11 Apr 1939 
Laid down10 Aug 1939 
Launched7 Jun 1940 
Commissioned30 Dec 1940 
End service 

Sold to the Ecuadorian Navy on 18 October 1954 and renamed Presidente Velasco Ibarra.


Commands listed for HMS Meynell (L 82)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Howard Farrington, RN14 Aug 194023 Aug 1942
2Capt. Cecil Ramsden Langworthy Parry, RN23 Aug 194215 Sep 1942
3Lt. Brian Mortimer Duncan I'Anson, RN15 Sep 19424 Aug 1944
4Lt. Jack Bitmead, DSO, RN4 Aug 194425 Sep 1946

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