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
Name: HMS Quentin
Builder: J. Samuel White and Company
Laid down: 25 September 1940
Launched: 5 November 1941
Commissioned: 15 April 1942
Identification: pennant number: G78
Fate: Torpedoed, 2 December 1942
General characteristics
Class and type: Q-class destroyer

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 Dessie 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.



  • "Dessie Submarine 1937-1942". 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.

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