HMS Turquoise (T 45)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||7 Mar 1935|
Completed in March 1935.
Sold in 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Turquoise (T 45)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Sidney James Gunn, RN||22 Aug 1939||16 Mar 1940|
|2||Lt. Stuart Clarence Blair Hickman, RNR||16 Mar 1940||6 Nov 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Vivian Dickinson Hamlin Bidwell, RNR||6 Nov 1940||mid 1941|
|4||T/Lt. Cyril Merton Newns, RNVR||mid 1941||20 Aug 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Andrew Sidney Charles Harris, RNVR||20 Aug 1943|
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Notable events involving Turquoise include:
19 Jun 1941
HMS Vanessa is damaged by a German aircraft while on patrol in the North Sea. She suffered a direct amidships, blowing up boilers, the fore funnel was blasted overboard, and the deck opened up. Eleven ratings and the engineer officer were killed and many of the crew were injured and burned. The damaged destroyer collided with anti-submarine trawler HMS Turquoise. Vanessa was towed to Yarmouth by destroyer HMS Vesper.