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Destroyer histories. Royal naval O and P class destroyers. Destroyer website dedicated to the history of HMS Onslow, HMS Obdurate, HMS Obedient, HMS Offa, HMS Onslaught, HMS Opportune, HMS Oribi, HMS Orwell, HMS Packenham, HMS Paladin, HMS Panther, HMS Partridge, HMS Pathfinder, HMS Penn, HMS Petard and HMS Porcupine from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of O and P Class destroyers.

Displacement : 1540 tons (HMS Onslow and HMS Pakenham 1550 tons).  Speed 36 knots.  Complement 175 (HMS Onslow 217, HMS Pakenham 228).  Armament : Foru 4.7in, Four 2pdr AA, Eight 20mm AA guns, Eight 21in TT.

HMS Obdurate G.39 19th February 1942 Broken up Inverkeithing November  1964.
HMS Obedient  G.48 30th April 1942 Broken up at Blyth 19th October  1962.
HMS Offa   G.29 11th March 1941 Transferred to Pakistan 1949. becoming TARIQ finally scrapped at Sunderland 13th October 1959
HMS Onslaught   G.04 (ex Pathfinder) 9th October 1941 Transferred to Pakistan 1951. becoming Tughril
HMS Onslow  G.17 31st March 1941 Transferred to Pakistan 1949. becoming TIPPU SULTAN
HMS Opportune   G.80 21st January 1942 Broken up  25th November 1955.at Milford Haven
HMS Oribi   (ex Observer) 14th January 1941 Transferred to Turkey 1946.becoming Gayret
HMS Orwell  G.98 2nd April 1942 Broken up  June 1965.
HMS Pakenham   (ex Onslow) 28th January 1941 Sunk 16th April 1943. by Italian Torpedo Boats  Cassiopea and Cigno 
HMS Paladin  G.69 11th June 1941 Broken up  25th October 1962. at Dunston
HMS Panther   G.41 28th May 1941 Sunk 9th October 1943.By German Aircraft in the Scarpanto Straits
HMS Partridge  G.30 5th August 1941 Sunk 18th December 1942. by U-565 west of Oran 
HMS Pathfinder  G.10 (ex Onslaught) 10th April 1941 Constructive loss 11th February 1945. after bombing by Japanese aircraft at Ramree island. finally scrapped  November 1948 at Milford Haven 
HMS Penn  G.77 12th February 1941 Broken up at Troon february 1950.
HMS Petard   G.56 27th March 1941 Broken up  at Bo-ness June 1967.
HMS Porcupine   G.93 10th June 1941 Constructive loss 9th December 1942 after  being torpedoed by U-602. finally scrapped  at Plymouth 6th May 1946

HMS Obdurate

HMS Obdurate, May 1954.

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HMS Obdurate, May 1954.

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HMS Obdurate, 1946.

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HMS Obdurate, September 1947.

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HMS Obedient

Picture of HMS Obedient kindly supplied by David Brown

HMS Obedient, at breakers, December 1962.

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HMS Offa

G16 Tjerk Hiddes (nearest) with British destroyers G25 HMS Nepal (far) and G29 HMS Offa (centre).

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HMS Offa, 1942.

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HMS Offa.Contributed by Peter Lawless

Photograph of Robert Wilkinson (second from left) and some shipmates of HMS Offa at Lubeck in Germany, 1945.  Robert Wilkinson served aboard Offa for the from 1943 to 1946, as a Leading Seaman (Gunner) and finishing as an Acting Petty Officer.

Contributed by his son Barry Wilkinson.

Adolf Hitler's Yacht 'Ostwind'.  Photograph taken from HMS Offa, and contributed by Barry Wilkinson - see photo above.

HMS Onslow

Picture of H.M.S. Onslow sent in by Bill Thornton

HMS Opportune

HMS Opportune, 1942.

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HMS Opportune, May 1947.

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HMS Opportune, September 1948.

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HMS Orwell

HMS Orwell, May 1954.

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HMS Orwell, 1946.

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HMS Orwell, June 1953.

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HMS Paladin

HMS Paladin, for breakers, October 1962.

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HMS Pathfinder

HMS Pathfinder, November 1945.

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Picture of John May (far left) and with another sailor on 18th June, 1945 in Copenhagen  sent in by Bill Thornton.

 

Naval Historians, Crew & Family Noticeboard

O & P Class destroyers, Message Board for naval enthusiasts and crew descendents of O & P Class Destroyers. This website is not part of any governmental body or official websites of O & P Class Destroyers.

Photographs and information on historical events about the aforementioned destroyers requested for this new website. If you have any information you would like to send us including photographs of crew members serving on any of these destroyers and also photographs of the ship please USE OUR MESSAGE FORM 

MESSAGES

HMS PAKENHAM

JOHN (JACK) TODMAN...   My father John (jack) Todman was on the Packenham in 1943 if anyone has any information please contact me at glennandsonya@bigpond.com Glenn Todman

HMS OBDURATE

ERIC LLOYD JONES:   My Father served on HMS Obedient and is 80 and would be very interested to hear of any other surviving crew members. He served on the Russian Convoys during WW2 and was a radio Operator. I have photos of the ship. I look forward to hearing form any families of crew members. contact neil@jones130350.fsnet.co.uk  

I am looking for information on HMS Obdurate. My uncle served on her and I am trying to give him a surprise portfolio of the ships. Contact Allen Roberts at allen.roberts@lineone.net 

HMS ONSLOW

WILLIAM (BILL) SUTTON (TAFF)..  MY  father  passed  away   before   xmas   2003   he  was  80   he  had  served  on  HMS  ONSLOW   his   name  was  william  ( bill)  sutton  (taff)  he  served   during  the  second  world  war   in  the   north   atlantic.  He  kept   a  number  of   pieces  of   memorabilia, ie,  photos,medals,papers.I  would   appreciate  any  information  which   involved   HMS  ONSLOW  and  to  hear  from   any   surviving  shipmates  or  relatives.  thanks.      contact here 

CECIL FRANK KNIGHT.. Served on HMS Onslow throughout the 1940's on the Russian runs. I am looking for photographs and information on the ship and the crew. Please contact Lee at Lee@hough70.freeserve.co.uk 

HMS ORIBI

JOHN HAMMOND.. I am looking for survivors, info and pictures of the destroyer HMS Oribi. I was a 17 year old canteen assistant aboard her on the Russian convoys in 1944. Contact me, Johnny Hammond, at oribig660@blueyonder.co.uk 

  REPLY TO  ABOVE MESSAGE..   Will John Hammond contact me please. I am the daughter of Jack Howard who also served on the Oribi.  Contact Here

HMS PALADIN

TERRY MARSHALL.. also known as Horace, Quartermaster on HMS Paladin, 1943-1945, would like to hear from any old shipmates. Contact me at CCLTMAR@aol.com 

HMS PARTRIDGE

I am seeking information about H.M.S. PARTRIDGE.  My Uncle, Arthur Williams was an 18 year sailor who was killed when she was torpedoed on 18 December 1942. I would be grateful for any information. ericgraham525@hotmail.com

HMS PANTHER

I am desperately trying to find a picture of HMS Panther a 'P' Class destroyer fro a friend 'old' man who is seriously ill. The family are wanting to give the old man a last chance to see his old ship. I know that it was sunk in Oct, 1943 but hope someone somewhere has a picture prior to the sinking. Even if it's not of the Panther - at least one of the 'P' class destroyers would suffice. Can anyone help me please? contact Grace Broad  . GRACE HAS RECEIVED MANY OFFERS OF PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH SHE SUPPLIED TO HER FRIEND, IN TIME JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE HE DIED. SHE WISHES TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR THEIR HELP.   WE WOULD ASK IF ANYBODY WOULD Email US COPIES OF THE PHOTOS TO SHOW THE SHIP AND CREW.

I have tried to contact Dave Tucker but the email address does not work. My dad, W J Sherwood, was in his own words, "the first man on and the last man off HMS Panther". bob.sherwood@hunterlink.net.au 

DAVE TUCKER. Looking for crew members of HMS Panther 1942 - 1943. Please contact me at tucker@totalserve.com 

HMS PETARD

CHARLES CAMBRIDGE.  My uncle was serving on HMS Petard while in the Med. I am seeking Information, Photo's of the Ship and Crew at this time.  If you can help please contact Keith Watson at Delayanland@aol.com 

HMS PORCUPINE

ALBERT JAMES DIXON.. I would like to hear from anyone who served on board HMS Porcupine when she was torpedoed in the Med in 1942. My grandfather was PO on HMS Porcupine at the time and I would love to hear from anyone who knew him. Arthur was known as Dick by his friends. Contact me at helen-mark@blueyonder.co.uk 

Albert James Dixon on the left hand side of this photo, taken aboard HMS Enterprise 1942 - 43

NORMAN WHITEWOOD.. I am seeking information on HMS Porcupine, torpedoed on 9/12/42, in the Med. My grandfather was serving aboard her and was killed in this action, he was a 1st class stoker. My mother was only 9 years old when he died, and I would like to be able to give her as much information as I can find. I would be grateful for anything that may help. Contact Ricky at Finnricky@aol.com 

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