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Destroyer histories. Royal naval Tribal class destroyers. Destroyer website dedicated to the history of HMS Afridi, HMS Cossack, HMS Gurkha, HMS Maori, HMS Mohawk, HMS Nubian, HMS Zulu, HMS Ashanti, HMS Bedouin, HMS Eskimo, HMS Mashona, HMS Matabele, HMS Punjabi, HMS Sikh, HMS Somali, HMS Tartar, HMS Aunta, HMS Bataan, HMS Warramunga, HMS Athabaskan (i), HMS Haida, HMS Huron, HMS Iroquois, HMS Cayuga, HMS Micmac, HMS Nookta and HMS Athbaskan (ii) from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of Tribal Class destroyers.

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HMS Afridi   F.07 8th June 1937 Sunk on 3rd May 1940.
HMS Ashanti   F.51 5th November 1937 Broken up 1949.
HMS Bedouin  F.67 21st December 1937 Sunk on 15th June 1942.
HMS Cossack   F.03 8th June 1937 Sunk 27th October 1941.
HMS Eskimo  F.75 3rd September 1937 Broken up 1949.
HMS Gurkha  F.20 7th July 1937 Sunk on 9th April 1940.
HMS Maori   F.24 2nd September 1937 Sunk on 12th February 1942.
HMS Mashona  F.59 3rd September 1937 Sunk on 28th May 1941.
HMS Matabele  F.26 6th October 1937 Sunk on 17th January 1941.
HMS Mohawk  F.31 5th October 1937 Sunk on 16th April 1941.
HMS Nubian  F.36 21st December 1937 Broken up 1949.
HMS Punjabi  F.21 18th December 1937 Involved in a collision on 1st May 1942.
HMS Sikh  F.82 17th December 1937 Sunk on 14th September 1942.
HMS Somali   F.33 24th August 1937 Sunk on 24th September 1942.
HMS Tartar  F.43 21st October 1937 Broken up 1948.
HMS Zulu  F.18 23rd September 1937 Sunk on 14th September 1942.
HMS Arunta  I.30  RAN 30th November 1940 Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. Foundered on 13th February 1969.
HMS Bataan I.91 RAN ex Kurnai 15th January 1944 Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. Broken up 1958.
HMS Warramunga  I.44  RAN 6th February 1942 Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. Broken up 1963.
HMS Athabaskan (i) G07  RCN ex Iroquois 18th November 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Sunk 29th April 1944.
HMS Haida  G.63   RCN 25th August 1942 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Preserved in 1964.
HMS Huron  G.24  RCN 25th June 1942 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up at Spezia August 1965
HMS Iroquois    G.89 RCN ex Athabaskan 23rd September 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up 1966.
HMS Athabaskan (ii)  R.79 14th May 1946 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up 1969 in Italy
HMS Cayuga  R.04  RCN 28th July 1945 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up  October 1964. at Faslane
HMS Micmac  R.10 RCN 18th September 1943 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up October 1964.  at Faslane
HMS Nookta  R.96  RCN 26th April 1944 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up October 1964. at Faslane

HMS Afridi

HMS Afridi pictured in January 1938   

Original post card for sale Price 22 Order Code  PHD260

HMS Afridi 

Original Postcard for sale Price 22 Order Code  PHD261

 

HMS Afridi firing a torpedo.

Sent in by Colin Jones

HMS Ashanti

HMS Ashanti, July 1939.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1963

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP1963

HMS Ashanti, off Seydisfjord, Iceland, June 1942.

Contributed by Ed Chatwin.

HMS Ashanti. Contributed by email.

HMS Bedouin

HMS Bedouin, May 1939.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1965

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP1965

HMS Bedouin.

A mounted photograph size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here. Order Code  LGE046

HMS Bedouin.    

Original Post card for sale Price 22 Order Code  PHD271

HMS Bedouin, May 1939.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1964

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HMS Cossack

HMS Cossack.

Cossack is famous for the successful release of 300 British prisoners from the Nazi slave ship 'Altmark' in the Joessing Fjord, Norway on 16th February 1940.    

Original Post card for sale Price 22 Order Code  PHD262

HMS Eskimo

HMS Eskimo pictured c.1941.   

Original Post Card for sale Price 22 Order Code  PHD263

HMS Eskimo, July 1939.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1966

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HMS Maori

Information about the Tribal Class Destroyer - HMS Maori
Supplied by Jules Christian, Chairman of the BSAC 1818. Sharks, Malta


Front half of HMS Maori is currently at 13 metres under water at Marsamaxett Harbour, Valletta and is now a famous scuba-diving wreck. After being virtually destroyed on convoy duty, she was then even more severely damaged in Valletta harbour in an air-raid whilst being repaired and was subsequently "written off". On being towed stern first out of Valletta to be "dumped" over the 100 metre line, the bow half started to break from the "towed" stern and to avoid blocking the main channel, she was moved over to her present position. The stern section separated (or was separated) and "dumped" according to plan. There are B&W pictures available of her (in operational condition) if required Jules Christian Chairman BSAC 1818. Sharks, Malta

HMS Mashona

Ships company from HMS Mashona, date unknown. Kindly sent in by Jerry Proc.

HMS Mashona, May 1939.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1967

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(PHD264)

HMS Matabele

HMS Matabele, July 1939.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1968

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HMS Mohawk

HMS Mohawk.

Contributed by Trevor Piper.  Vosper Thornycroft. Click here for details of new book on the history of Vosper Thornycroft and their ships

ORIGINAL POSTCARD FOR SALE.  DONATED TOWARDS THE UPKEEP OF THIS SITE.

HMS Mohawk.

Original Wright & Logan Postcard.  Price 15.  Click here to order.    Order Code  PHD265

ORIGINAL POSTCARD FOR SALE.  DONATED TOWARDS THE UPKEEP OF THIS SITE.

HMS Mohawk. 

Original Wright & Logan Postcard.  Price 18.  Click here to order.   Order Code  PHD269

HMS Nubian

HMS Nubian, 1944.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1969

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP1969

HMS Nubian, 1944.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1970

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP1970

HMS Punjabi

HMS Punjabi, May 1939.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1971

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP1971

HMS Punjabi, May 1939.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1972

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP1972

HMS Sikh

HMS Sikh (L82) pictured c.1937 - she was sunk in September 1942.   

Original Post card for sale Price 20 Order Code  PHD266

HMS Sikh.    

Original Post card for sale Price 22 Order Code  PHD270

HMS Somali

HMS Somali, March 1939.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1973

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP1973

HMS Somali.

Original Post card for sale Price 20 Order Code  PHD313

HMS Somali.

Original ,Post card for sale Price 20. Order Code  PHD

Russian Convoy Somali about five minutes after being torpedoed with Tartar standing by. The Ashanti towed the Somali for three days before she broke the tow and sunk in the night.  Probably taken on 20th Sept 1942. (taken from HMS Ashanti)

Contributed by Ed Chatwin.

HMS Somali on a Russian convoy, 25th May 1942.

Contributed by Ed Chatwin.

HMS Gurkha

HMS Gurkha pre 1940.     

Original Post card for sale Price 20 Order Code  PHD267

HMS Tartar

HMS Tartar.      

Original Post card for sale Price 20 Order Code  PHD268

HMS Tartar, May 1939.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1974

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HMS Zulu

HMS Zulu, fitting out, 1937.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1975

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HMS Bataan

HMS Bataan, 1948.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1976

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HMS Haida

HMS Haida, October 1955.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1978

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP1978

HMS Athabaskan (ii)

HMS Athabaskan (ii), 1948.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1977

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HMS Micmac

HMCS Micmac (R10) used by the Canadian Navy until scrapped at Faslane in 1964. Photograph sent in by Jim Poteet.

 

Specifications for HMS Afridi, HMS Cossack, HMS Gurkha, HMS Maori, HMS Mohawk, HMS Nubian, HMS Zulu, HMS Ashanti, HMS Bedouin, HMS Eskimo, HMS Mashona, HMS Matabele, HMS Punjabi, HMS Sikh, HMS Somali & HMS Tartar.

 

Displacement:  1,870 tons.   Speed: 36kts    Complement: 190 (219 for Afridi, Cossack, Somali & Tartar)

Armament: Eight 4.7 inch guns in pairs, four 2 pdr anti-aircraft guns, eight 0.5 inch anti-aircraft guns in fours and four 21 inch torpedo tubes in fours.

 

HMS Cossack  Built by Vickers Armstrong and launched on 8th June 1937  at the outbreak of War the Cossack served in Home waters and also in the Mediterranean. She was torpedoed and sunk by U.563 in the North Atlantic on the 23rd of October 1941.

 

 

Specifications for Arunta, Bataan, Warramunga, Athabaskan I & II, Haida, Huron, Iroquois, Cayuga, Micmac and Nookta.

 

Displacement: 1,927 tons    Speed: 36kts    Complement: 240 (250 on Arunta, Bataan and Warramunga)

Armament: Six 4.7 inch guns, two 4 inch anti-aircraft guns, four 2 pdr anti-aircraft guns, eight 0.5 inch anti-aircraft guns in fours (Cayuga & Athabaskan II had eight 4 inch guns, four 40mm anti-aircraft guns, four 20mm anti-aircraft guns in pairs) and four 21 inch torpedo tubes in fours.

 

HMS Mohawk & HMS Athabaskan were torpedoed by destroyers. HMS Cossack, HMS Matabele & HMS Somali were sunk by U-boats. HMS Sikh was sunk by shore batteries. HMS Bedouin sustained gunfire damaged and was eventually sunk by an aircraft.

 

Naval Historians, Crew & Family Noticeboard

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

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HMS MOHAWK

***...  On 16th October 1939 I was an eye witness to the attack by German raiders on the fleet at anchor below the Forth Bridge.  I know HMS Mohawk and HMS Southampton were struck.  I actually saw the waterspouts of the bombs which killed several naval personnel.  Many years later in 1977 I bought a house just beside the Forth Bridge and my neighbour was a retired Bridge Inspector.  We exchanged memories of that dreadful day but I would like to know any information from the crews of these warships as due to wartime censorships I was never able to learn the aftermath aboard the ships afterwards.  Hope some interested vet might care to answer.  Contact here 

HMS ESKIMO

WILLIAM KINDNESS    he was a Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Eskimo, he died on 13th April 1940. i would love to hear the history of HMS Eskimo around this time. if anyone can help please email me at a.kindness@ukonline.co.uk 

WILLIAM STONE..  I am trying to find any information for a friend of mine whose brother served on H.M.S. ESKIMO during the year 1942.His brother name is William Stone, he also recevied the B.E.M..Would also like any information about this ship, as I keep hitting brick walls. Please e.mail me at Jamesandmaureen.mills@btinternet.com

HMS AFRIDI

JAMES ROBERTSON..  My mother's brother was killed on the Afridi at the battle of Narvick 1940, he was a stocker 24 years old and his name is James Robertson.  If any survivor or their relatives have any information about the battle or were I can obtain a crew list from we would be most grateful. Contact j.cm.harper@talk21.com 

My Granddad survived the sinking the 1940. In my researches I came across this interesting photograph which depicts two survivors being waved off on a train (see above). Its a fascinating official government press photo, which according to the back had to be okayed before publication. I've shown it to my Granddad who knows the men on the train - I believe he was also on the train. Just wondered if anybody may be able to shed a little light, perhaps as to where in Norway it was, and perhaps the identity of the sailors. Or perhaps hear from relatives of other Afridi Survivors, or any interesting information about the ship. Contact Anna Robertson at annarobertson@hal5.fsnet.co.uk 

HMS MAORI

CPO (A) ALFRED FINCH.. I have a transcript of this person, who joined HMS Maori after she suffered bomb damage during the evacuation of Norwaym until she was bombed in harbour at Malta.  Any crewmembers who remember him or any information to help with this narrative would be greatly appreciated.  Contact Here 

A. S. CROCKATT..  AB A.S. Crockatt served on HMS Maori during 1941 and was torpedo layer on the Bismarck Chase.  He witnessed some of the survivors being brought aboard before they were ordered off.  He also served on HMS Ashanti, dates unknown.  Any idea if I can obtain more information about his wartime service, especially on the Tribals?  Contact Here 

HMS MASHONA

I am writing a piece on HMS Mashona, the destroyer who while returning from group action resulting in the sinking of the Bismarck was bombed by German aircraft. She went down off the Irish coast and one of her crew Petty Officer J J Tweed is buried on an island in Clew Bay. If anyone ahs any information or pictures of the Mashona or Petty Officer Tweed that I could use in my piece, contact me Keith Martin at newseditor@ireland.com 

 

Hello. Urgently seeking help regarding tracing any surviving relatives ofthe late Petty Officer Jubilee Jack Tweed who died aboard HMS Mashona in May 1941. His body was washed up on Clare Island in Co. Mayo in Ireland.
Urgently need to pass on a message regarding his burial site. His number wasC/JX 153024, he was aged 44, his wife was called Alice and they lived in the Southampton area. He was a son of Benjamin and Eleanore Tweed. Please feel
free to copy this meesage to anyone who thinks they can help. This is very much appreciated. Thank you. Selwyn Daly (Ireland).  rutsel@bishop61.fsnet.co.uk

HMS PUNJABI

ROBERTS.. My late father served on HMS Punjabi when it was involved in a collision in May 1942. If anyone has any photos of the crew or the ship at that time or a crew list I would love to hear from them. Contact Anne at anne.amyroberts@ntlworld.com 

HMS TARTAR

Albert Nothard   My late father was a stoker on HMS Tartar 1943-1946. We would be interested in hearing from anyone who served on the ship during that period as we're particularly interested in learning of its movements during this time. Contact malcolm@nothard.freeserve.co.uk 

HMS SOMALI

TOM WALKER.  any info on TOM WALKER (hookey)  served on H.M.S.SOMALI during world war 2 previously on HMS ANTHONY.he survived  through all the bad times but took his own life 5years ago reason not known. contact here

JIM OLDHAM.     My father Jim Oldham was a member of the crew of HMS Somali when she was torpedoed in 1942.  He was a telegrapher who, during the 30's, had joined the RNVWR as part of his hobby of amateur radio.  He was on the Russian Convoys and Operation Pedestal although I believe the Somali was turned back to Gib for some reason and never reached Malta at the time of the relief.  He survived the sinking and was later posted to Nova Scotia at a gunnery school where he trained airforce gunners in radio telegraphy.  Prior to joining the Somali he served on May Island at a naval installation involved in developing a system for detecting shipping using wire loops laid on the sea bed.  He died in 1999 aged 89. 

HMS ASHANTI

ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET LORD LEWIN...... My father was Terry Lewin, ultimately he became Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin whose last appointment was as Chief of the Defence Staff at the time of the Falklands conflict. He died in January 1999 after which I passed the major part of his "important effects" to the National Maritime Museum (where he had also acted as head of the trustees). His life has been well covered in Richard Hill's authorised biography "Lewin of Greenwich" which is still in print and a good read. Now I am collating other materials about him and would particularly like to hear from all and any former colleagues, ship's companies, national servicemen, anyone, with stories, memories and recollections about him. I am particularly interested in sea jobs (but anything is welcome) which in order from 1939 were;-  Belfast, Valliant, Ashanti, Chequers, Corunna, HMY Britannia, Urchin, Tenby, Hermes.  I am aware that unless I collect these stories now they will soon be lost so please, all of you, try to remember something!            Many thanks, Tim Lewin                                        tim.lewin@btinternet.com

Can anybody help?. Was HMS Ashanti involved in the towing of a merchant vessel the Empire Might to Dakar in march 1943. if you can help please contact Grant Mangham at    Grant.Mangham@tesco.net 

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