H.M.S. Waterhen (1918)

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H.M.S. Waterhen (1918)
Pendant Number: G.28 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 26 Mar, 1918[4]
Completed: 17 Jul, 1918[5]
Foundered: 30 Jun, 1941[6]
Fate: Due to bomb damage[7]

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

Service

Waterhen was re-commissioned on 1 July, 1918.[8]

She was re-commissioned at Chatham on 6 June, 1924 to serve with Mediterranean.[9]

Re-commissioned at the Nore on 25 January, 1927 to serve first with the First Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean, but with transferred to the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in the Atlantic by early 1929.[10]

Waterhen was paid off into Dockyard Control at Sheerness on 8 May, 1929 and remained there until being re-commissioned on 21 November for work with the First Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Stephen Harry Tolson Arliss.[11]

She re-commissioned into Reserve at Devonport on 30 November, 1932.[12]

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. 313.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 898.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 287.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 287.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 287.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 291.
  13. Homan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/185. f. 390.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1920). p. 898.
  15. Homan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/185. f. 390.
  16. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/110. f. 56.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 898.
  18. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/110. f. 56.
  19. Creswell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/79. f. 439.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 842.
  21. Creswell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/79. f. 439.
  22. Spurgin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/8. f. 360.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 288.
  24. Spurgin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/8. f. 360.
  25. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 287.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 288.
  27. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 287.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 287.

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
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