HMS Scorpion (1943) DD  (10th)

This the tenth ship to carry the name HMS Scorpion was an S Class, destroyer.

Built by Cammell Laird, laid down 19-Jun-1941, launched 26-Aug-1942, and commissioned 11-May-1943.

26-Dec-1943 while screening HMS Duke of York as distance escort to Russian convoy JW55B, saw action with the German ship Scharnhorst

1944 continued with offensive carrier sweeps off the Norwegian coast. Then Jun-1944 operations as part of the Normandy landings.

After this it was back to Arctic duty, with Russian convoy escort alternating with offensive carrier operations until the end of the war.

Sold 01-Oct-1945 to the Dutch Navy and renamed Kortenaer.

Arrived at Ghent 18-Jul-1963 for breaking up.

Won the Battle Honours: Arctic 1943-45, North Cape 1943 and Normandy 1944.


Other HMS Scorpion
- 1st  HMS Scorpion
- 2nd HMS Scorpion
- 3rd HMS Scorpion
- 4th HMS Scorpion
- 5th HMS Scorpion
- 6th HMS Scorpion
- 7th HMS Scorpion
- 8th HMS Scorpion
- 9th HMS Scorpion
- 10th HMS Scorpion
- 11th HMS Scorpion

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This page last edited - 18 April, 2013.

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