H.M.S. Kempenfelt (1931)

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H.M.S. Kempenfelt (1931)
Builder: J. Samuel White
Launched: 29 Oct, 1931[1]
Wrecked: 10 Nov, 1945[2]
H.M.S. Kempenfelt was one of fourteen "C" and "D" Class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy. She was one of two "leaders" of the class, accommodating an additional thirty in complement.

Service

Completed to Full Complement at Devonport on 7 June, 1932 for service with the Second Destroyer Flotilla under Captain (D) Edye Kington Boddam-Whetham.[3]

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 16 April, 1937 for service with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla of the Home Fleet.[4]

Kempenfelt was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1939 and renamed H.M.C.S. Assiniboine.

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 38.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 38.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 248.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 251.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 248.
  6. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  7. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 251.


"C" and "D" Class Destroyer
"C" Class Leader
  Kempenfelt  
Destroyers
  Comet Crescent Crusader Cygnet  
"D" Class Leader
  Duncan  
Destroyers
  Dainty Daring Decoy Defender  
  Delight Diamond Diana Duchess  
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