H.M.S. Westminster (1918)

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H.M.S. Westminster (1918)
Pendant Number: F.02 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 1918[4]
Commissioned: 14 Apr, 1918[5]
Sold: 4 Mar, 1947[6]

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

Service

Commissioned on 14 April, 1918.[7]

She and several sister ships were re-commissioned at Port Edgar on 27 September, 1923 to serve with the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla as part of the Atlantic Fleet. This formation assignment would last until at least mid-1931.[8]

The ship was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 3 May, 1926.[9]

Westminster was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 1 January 1929.[10]

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 27 April, 1931 for continued service with the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla.[11] She remained with them into at least 1933 after that formation became attached to Home Fleet.[12]

Re-commissioned in Reserve at Portsmotuh on 25 June, 1936.[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. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 899.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 899.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 288.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 288.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 288.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 288.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 291.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 291.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1920). p. 899.
  15. Blake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/6. f. 173.
  16. The Navy List. (September, 1920). p. 899.
  17. Blake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/6. f. 173.
  18. de Meric Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/284. f. 299.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 899.
  20. de Meric Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/284. f. 299.
  21. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/76. f. 432.
  22. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/76. f. 432.
  23. Colvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/170. f. 169.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 843.
  25. Colvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/170. f. 169.
  26. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/332. f. ?.
  27. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 288.
  28. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/332. f. ?.
  29. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 288.
  30. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  31. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  32. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 291.

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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