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HMS Scourge – G01 – D-Day – Battle of Normandy

HMS Scourge

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HMS Scourge history

The S-Class destroyer was launched on 8 December 1942 and entered service on 14 July 1943. It was named HMS Scourge and deployed in the English Channel and the North Sea to carry out patrol and convoys escort missions for the benefit of the Soviet Union.

In May 1944, as part of the preparations for the Normandy landings, it was integrated into Bombarding Force D, which was itself subordinated to Task Force S. HMS Scourge escorted convoys across the Channel during the night of 5 to 6 June 1944 to Sword Beach and then participated in the fire support of the Allied troops on D-Day. After the battle of Normandy, it resumed its missions in the North Sea.

When the Second World War was over, the destroyer was sold to the Dutch Navy on 1 February 1946. It was renamed HNLMS Evertsen and converted into a fast frigate from 1957 before being finally placed in reserve and scrapped in July 1963.

HMS Scourge technical sheet

Creator/User: Great-Britain
Denomination: G 01 – H.M.S. Scourge
Class: S-class destroyer

Crew: 180 sailors

Armament (1944) : 4x 120 mm guns, 2x 40 mm anti-aircraft guns, 8x 20 mm anti-aircraft guns, 8x 533 mm torpedo tubes

Displacement: 1,737 tons
Speed: 36,75 knots
Length: 110,57 m
Beam: 10,87 m
Draught: 4,32 m

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