HMS Quentin (G78)

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HMS Quentin (G78) at anchor in Plymouth Sound, in 1942 (FL 9023).jpg
HMS Quentin (G78)
United Kingdom
NameHMS Quentin
BuilderJ. Samuel White and Company
Laid down25 September 1940
Launched5 November 1941
Commissioned15 April 1942
IdentificationPennant number: G78
FateTorpedoed, 2 December 1942
General characteristics Q class[1]
  • 1,692 long tons (1,719 t)
  • 2,411 long tons (2,450 t) full load
Length358.25 ft (109.2 m) o/a
Beam35.75 ft (10.9 m)
Draught9.5 ft (2.9 m)
Propulsion2 × Admiralty three-drum boilers, Parsons geared steam turbines, 40,000 shp (30,000 kW) on 2 shafts
Speed36 kn (67 km/h)
Range4,675 nmi (8,658 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement176 (225 as flotilla leader)
Sensors and
processing systems
  • Radar Type 290 air warning
  • Radar Type 285 ranging & bearing

HMS Quentin 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. She saw service during the Second World War before being sunk in 1942 by German aircraft off North Africa.

Service history[edit]

Quentin attacked and sank the German submarine U-162 with the aid of destroyers Vimy and Pathfinder in the Caribbean Sea near Trinidad on 3 September 1942. Quentin and the Australian destroyer HMAS Quiberon depth charged and sank the Italian submarine Dessiè off Algeria on 28 November 1942. Quentin was torpedoed by German aircraft and sank off North Africa on 2 December 1942, only hours after participating in the Battle of Skerki Bank.


  1. ^ British and Empire Warships of the Second World War, H. T. Lenton, Greenhill Books, ISBN 1-85367-277-7


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