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HMS Quentin (G78)

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Name  HMS Quentin
Commissioned  15 April 1942
Class and type  Q-class destroyer
Launched  5 November 1941
Laid down  25 September 1940
Identification  pennant number G78
Construction started  25 September 1940
Builder  J. Samuel White
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Fate  Torpedoed, 2 December 1942

HMS Quentin was a Q-class destroyer laid down by J. Samuel White and Company, Limited, at Cowes on the Isle of Wight on 25 September 1940, launched on 5 November 1941 and commissioned on 15 April 1942. She saw service during the Second World War before being sunk in 1942 by German aircraft off North Africa.

Service history

Quentin attacked and sank the German submarine U-162 with the aid of destroyers Vimy and Pathfinder in the Caribbean Sea near Trinidad on 3 September 1942. Quentin and the Australian destroyer HMAS Quiberon depth charged and sank the Italian submarine Dessie off Algeria on 28 November 1942. Quentin was torpedoed by German aircraft and sank off North Africa on 2 December 1942, only hours after participating in the Battle of Skerki Bank.

References

HMS Quentin (G78) Wikipedia


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