H.M.S. Wakeful (1917)

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H.M.S. Wakeful (1917)
Pendant Number: F.37 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown & Company[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 6 Oct, 1917[4]
Completed: Nov, 1917[5]
Torpedoed: 29 May, 1940[6]
Fate: by Schnellboot[7]

H.M.S. Wakeful was one of twenty-one "W" class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy in 1917-18.

Service

In December 1917, Wakeful joined the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

She was re-commissioned at Rosyth on 7 April, 1920.[9]

Wakeful was re-commissioned on 13 April, 1922.[10]

She was re-commissioned on 1 December, 1925.[11]

Wakeful was commissioned on 19 May, 1927 under the command of Alastair Gordon Davidson for service with the Second Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[12]

She was re-commissioned at Chatham on 1 January, 1929 for service in the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla of the Atlantic Fleet.[13]

Re-commissioned at Sheerness on 7 October, 1930.[14]

Wakeful was reduced to Reserve on 18 June, 1931.[15]

The destroyer re-commissioned in Reserve at Chatham on 13 March, 1936.[16]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 84.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 84.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 312.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1917). p. 12.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 896.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 286.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 286.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 285.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 286.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 285.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 289.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 289.
  17. Binmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/202. f. 214.
  18. Binmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/202. f. 214.
  19. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  20. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 896.
  22. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 896.
  23. Beattie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/125. f. ?.
  24. Beattie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/125. f. ?.
  25. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 840.
  27. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 286.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 286.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 285.
  31. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 280.
  32. Colvill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/7. f. 7.
  33. Colvill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/7. f. 7.
  34. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 286.
  35. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  36. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.

Bibliography


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