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==Service==
 
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Upon her commissioning, ''Hunter'' was seemingly placed under the command of an engineering Lt. Cdr. and sent to Devonport. She left Portland for Gibraltar on 24 October, in company with {{UK-Hostile|f=t}}.{{MoS|Tuesday, October 27, 1936, Issue 47516, p.7}}
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Upon her commissioning, ''Hunter'' was seemingly placed under the command of an engineering Lt. Cdr. and sent to Devonport. She left Portland for Gibraltar on 24 October, in company with {{UK-Hostile|f=t}}, the first two ships of the class to be deployed to the Mediterranean.{{MoS|Tuesday, October 27, 1936, Issue 47516, p.7}} They took up operations with the {{UK-DF|2}}.
  
Paid off into Dockyard Control at [[Gibraltar]] on 29 May, 1937.{{NLJul37|p. 249}}
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At 2.35pm on 13 May 1937, ''Hunter'' struck a mine near the port of Almeria, Spain.  The damage caused the ship's bow to be submerged and a heavy list to starboard.  There were eight men killed and over twenty wounded.  Spanish warships lent support and aid, the destroyer {{ES-Lazaga}} and six patrol craft coming to tow the stricken destroyer to the mole.  The {{ES-JaimeI|f=t}} took on wounded British sailors.{{ToL|Divers Patching the Hole|Saturday, May 15, 1937, Issue 47685, p.12}}  The {{UK-Arethusa|f=tp}} towed ''Hunter'' to Gibraltar, where she received temporary repairs. paying off into Dockyard Control at [[Gibraltar]] on 29 May, 1937.{{NLJul37|p. 249}} She was later towed to Malta to receive more comprehensive repairs.
  
 
She commissioned at Malta on 18 October, 1938 under the command of Lt. Cdr. [[Alfred Charles Behague]].{{NLMay39|p. 297}}
 
She commissioned at Malta on 18 October, 1938 under the command of Lt. Cdr. [[Alfred Charles Behague]].{{NLMay39|p. 297}}
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==Captains==
 
==Captains==
 
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{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Bryan Gouthwaite Scurfield|nick=Bryan G. Scurfield|appt=|end=28 May, 1937|note=sent to {{UK-Active}} following mining of this ship}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Alfred Charles Behague|nick=Alfred C. Behague|appt=18 October, 1938{{NLMay39|p. 297}}|end=mid 1939}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Alfred Charles Behague|nick=Alfred C. Behague|appt=18 October, 1938{{NLMay39|p. 297}}|end=mid 1939}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Lindsay de Villiers|nick=Lindsay de Villiers|appt=22 August, 1939{{UBAllyWarship|4204}}|end=10 April, 1940{{UBAllyWarship|4204}}|succBy=Vessel Lost|note=died when ship lost under his command}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Lindsay de Villiers|nick=Lindsay de Villiers|appt=22 August, 1939{{UBAllyWarship|4204}}|end=10 April, 1940{{UBAllyWarship|4204}}|succBy=Vessel Lost|note=died when ship lost under his command}}
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
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Latest revision as of 17:54, 24 October 2019

H.M.S. Hunter (1936)
Builder: Swan Hunter[1]
Launched: 25 Feb, 1936[2]
Commissioned: 30 Sep, 1936[3]
Sunk: 10 Apr, 1940[4]
H.M.S. Hunter was one of thirty-five "G","H" and "I" Class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Upon her commissioning, Hunter was seemingly placed under the command of an engineering Lt. Cdr. and sent to Devonport. She left Portland for Gibraltar on 24 October, in company with destroyer Hostile, the first two ships of the class to be deployed to the Mediterranean.[5] They took up operations with the Second Destroyer Flotilla.

At 2.35pm on 13 May 1937, Hunter struck a mine near the port of Almeria, Spain. The damage caused the ship's bow to be submerged and a heavy list to starboard. There were eight men killed and over twenty wounded. Spanish warships lent support and aid, the destroyer Template:ES-Lazaga and six patrol craft coming to tow the stricken destroyer to the mole. The battleship Jaime I took on wounded British sailors.[6] The light cruiser H.M.S. Arethusa towed Hunter to Gibraltar, where she received temporary repairs. paying off into Dockyard Control at Gibraltar on 29 May, 1937.[7] She was later towed to Malta to receive more comprehensive repairs.

She commissioned at Malta on 18 October, 1938 under the command of Lt. Cdr. Alfred Charles Behague.[8]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 39.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 39.
  3. "New Ships for the Navy." The Times (London, England), Thursday, October 1, 1936, Issue 47494, p.9.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 39.
  5. "Movements of Ships." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, October 27, 1936, Issue 47516, p.7.
  6. "Divers Patching the Hole." The Times (London, England), Saturday, May 15, 1937, Issue 47685, p.12.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 249.
  8. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 297.
  9. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 297.
  10. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  11. Uboat.net page on the ship.


"G", "H" and "I" Class Destroyer
"G" Class Leader
  Grenville  
Destroyers
  Gallant Garland Gipsy Glowworm  
  Grafton Grenade Greyhound Griffin  
"H" Class Leader
  Hardy  
Destroyers
  Hasty Havock Hereward Hero  
  Hostile Hotspur Hunter Hyperion  
Brazilian "H" Destroyers
  Harvester Havant Havelock  
  Hesperus Highlander Hurricane  
"I" Class Leader
  Inglefield  
Destroyers
  Icarus Ilex Imogen Imperial  
  Impulsive Intrepid Isis Ivanhoe  
Turkish "I" Destroyers
  Inconstant Ithuriel  
<– "E" and "F" Class Destroyers (UK) Tribal Class –>