HMS Quentin (G78)

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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
General characteristics
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: 37°32′N 08°32′E / 37.533°N 8.533°E / 37.533; 8.533



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