H.M.S. Walpole (1918)

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H.M.S. Walpole (1918)
Pendant Number: F.15 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: William Doxford & Sons[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 12 Feb, 1918[4]
Completed: 7 Aug, 1918[5]
Commissioned: 11 Jul, 1918[6]
Sold: 8 Feb, 1945[7]

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

Service

Walpole commissioned on 11 July, 1918.[8]

She was re-commissioned at Port Edgar on 27 September, 1923 to serve with the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla as part of the Atlantic Fleet.[9]

She re-commissioned at the Nore on 21 May, 1926 and returned to duty with Sixth Destroyer Flotilla.[10]

She was re-commissioned at Chatham on 1 January 1929 to serve with the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla as part of the Atlantic Fleet.[11]

Walpole was re-commissioned at Chatham on 24 April, 1931 to continue to operations with the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla as part of the Atlantic Fleet.[12] She remained with them until at least early 1933, after that formation became attached to the Home Fleet.[13]

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. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 897.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 897.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 287.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 286.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 286.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 286.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 290.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 897.
  15. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  16. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  17. Colvill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/7. f. 7.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 287.
  19. Colvill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/7. f. 7.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 287.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 286.
  22. Warburton-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/146. f. 1.
  23. Warburton-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/146. f. 1.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 286.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 286.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 290.

Bibliography


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Admiralty Design
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