H.M.S. Watchman (1917)

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H.M.S. Watchman (1917)
Pendant Number: G.23(Jan 1918)
G.09 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 2 Nov, 1917[4]
Completed: Jan, 1918[5]
Sold: 23 Jul, 1945[6]

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

Service

Watchman joined the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla in February, 1918[7] and and remained with that formation until it was disbanded in March, 1919, at which point she was allocated along with the Eleventh's other "V"s and "W"s to the newly-fashioned First Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

She re-commissioned at Devonport on 9 December, 1920.[9]

She was re-commissioned at Devonport on 3 May, 1923 to serve with the First Destroyer Flotilla as part of the Atlantic Fleet.[10]

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. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1918). p. 12.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 11.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 898.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 287.
  11. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 942.
  12. Fawcett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  13. Magee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/251. f. 521.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 898.
  15. Magee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/251. f. 521.
  16. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 842.
  18. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  19. Bradley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/60. f. 418.
  20. Bradley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/60. f. 418.
  21. Eastwick-Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/289. f. 662.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 288.
  23. Eastwick-Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/289. f. 662.
  24. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/294. f. 309.
  25. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/294. f. 309.
  26. Lilley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/24. f. 24.
  27. Lilley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/24. f. 24.
  28. Hammersley-Heenan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/289. ff. 303, 304.
  29. Hammersley-Heenan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/289. ff. 303, 304.

Bibliography


"W" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Wakeful Watchman Walpole Whitley Walker
Westcott Walrus Wolfhound Warwick Wessex
Voyager Whirlwind Wrestler Winchelsea Winchester
  Westminster Windsor Wryneck Waterhen  
Thornycroft Specials
  Wolsey Woolston  
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