H.M.S. Achates (1929)

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H.M.S. Achates (1929)
Pendant Number: H12
Builder: John Brown
Laid down: 11 Sep, 1928
Launched: 4 Oct, 1929
Commissioned: 11 Feb, 1930
Sunk: 31 Dec, 1942
H.M.S. Achates was one of eleven "A" Class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy.


Captain Miles was appointed in command of the light cruiser Comus in August, 1929, and while acting as Captain (D) of the Third Destroyer Flotilla, in command of "A" class destroyers Codrington, Acasta, and Active in 1930 through 1932. On 4 April, 1932, Active and Achates collided and Their Lordships informed Miles that "he must be held very seriously to blame for a grave error of judgment."[1]


See Also


  1. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.

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