H.M.S. Wessex (1918)

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H.M.S. Wessex (1918)
Pendant Number: F.32 (Jun 1918)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 12 Mar, 1918[4]
Completed: 11 May, 1918[5]
Sunk: 24 May, 1940[6]
Fate: Air attack off Calais[7]

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

Service

Wessex was re-commissioned on 31 August, 1918.[8]

She re-commissioned with two-fifths crew at Chatham on 13 May, 1922.[9]

Wessex was re-commissioned at Port Edgar on 27 September, 1923 to serve with the Sixth 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. 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. (January, 1923). p. 843.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 287.
  11. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  12. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1920). p. 898.
  14. Horan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/5. f. 5.
  15. Rainier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/33. f. 363.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 288.
  17. Rainier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/33. f. 363.
  18. Bradley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/60. f. 418.
  19. Bradley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/60. f. 418.

Bibliography


"W" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Wakeful Watchman Walpole Whitley Walker
Westcott Walrus Wolfhound Warwick Wessex
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Thornycroft Specials
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