HMS Veteran (D72)

Casualty List

Able Seaman Thomas Hall, lost overboard from HMS Veteran in the Atlantic,

12 November 1940 (Brian Atkinson,)

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: Admiralty V & W 
Pennant: D 72 
Mod: Short range escort 
Built by: John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
Laid down: 30 Aug, 1918 
Launched: 26 Aug, 1919 
Commissioned: 13 Nov, 1919 
Complement: 134
Lost: 27 Sep, 1942 (Lt. Cdr T. H. Garwood, RN.) (c 54.34'N, 25.44'W) torpedoed and sunk by 1 torpedo from German U-404  (Bülow). Escorting convoy RB.1 from Newfoundland to UK (Battle of the Atlantic) They consisted of a collection of coastal steamers/ferries operating on the Rivers and around the Chesapeake Bay area (President Warfield) and the two overnight boats Boston and New York
History: On 27 September 1942 was escorting convoy RB-1. When torpedoed she was rescuing survivors of the American passenger ship New York. She was lost with all hands together with rescued survivors from the American passenger ship Boston and merchant ship SS Yorktown. The convoy was attacked by three wolf packs totalling 17 U-boats. 

11 Sep, 1941
The German submarine U-207 was sunk in the Straits of Denmark south-east of Angmassalik, Greenland, in position 63.59N, 34.48W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Leamington and HMS Veteran.

3 Jul, 1942
Took over the attack on U-215 from the British ASW Trawler HMS Le Tigre with depth charges and Hedgehog. U-215 was sunk but credited to Le Tigre.

Commanding Officers:
HMS Veteran was in Dockyard Control during refit at the start of the 2nd World War

Cdr. John Egerton Broome, RN
11 October 1939 – 4 December 1940

Cdr. Walter Thomas Couchman, RN
4 December 1940 – 6 July 1941
OBE 31 December 1940

Cdr. William Edward James Eames, RN
6 July 1941 - ???
DSC awarded on 23 January 1942

Lt.Cdr Trevor Henry Garwood, RN
??? - 26 September 1942+
Promoted to Lt.Cdr. on 16 August 1942 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 26 Sep, 1942 by U-404 (Bülow).


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