HMS Quentin (G78)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Name:||HMS Quentin (G78)|
|Builder:||J. Samuel White and Company|
|Laid down:||25 September 1940|
|Launched:||5 November 1941|
|Commissioned:||15 April 1942|
|Fate:||Torpedoed, 2 December 1942|
|Class & type:||Q-class destroyer|
HMS Quentin (G78) 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. Quentin attacked and sank the enemy German submarine U-162 while in company with the destroyers Vimy and Pathfinder in the Caribbean near Trinidad on 3 September 1942. Quentin and HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy) depth charged and sunk Dessie ( Regia Marina) off Algeria on November 28, 1942. Quentin was torpedoed by German aircraft and sank off North Africa on 2 December 1942, only hours after her participation on the successful battle of Skerki Bank. Coordinates:
- "Dessie Submarine 1937-1942". WreckSite.eu. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
- Raven, Alan; Roberts, Johnitle (1978). War Built Destroyers O to Z Classes. London: Bivouac Books. ISBN 0-85680-010-4.
- Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1.
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