HMS Teazer (R23)
HMS Teazer in September 1943
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Name:||HMS Teazer (R23)
HMS Teazer (F23)
|Laid down:||20 October 1941|
|Launched:||7 January 1943|
|Commissioned:||13 September 1943|
|Reclassified:||Converted to Type 16 frigate 1952|
|Identification:||Pennant number: R23 (F23 after 1954)|
South France 1944
|Fate:||Scrapped 7 August 1965|
|Class & type:||T-class destroyer|
|Type:||Type 16 frigate|
In popular Culture
In 1957. Teazer was used during the making of the film Yangtse Incident. She depicted both HMS Consort and HMS Concord. Some of the most impressive scenes in the film come when this wartime destroyer is seen steaming at speed and firing broadsides in the narrow confines of the River Orwell.
Doctor Who companion, Ben Jackson, was assigned to HMS Teazer, as shown on his uniform cap. Within the "Whoniverse", Teazer was still in service in 1966. In July of that year, she had recently left England, bound for the West Indies, leaving Ben seconded to a shore posting and very disappointed.
- The War Machines eps. 1 and 4.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Raven, Alan; Roberts, John (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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