H.M.S. Whirlwind (1917)

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H.M.S. Whirlwind (1917)
Pendant Number: H.41 (Apr 1918)
D.25 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: Swan Hunter[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 15 Dec, 1917[4]
Completed: 28 Mar, 1918[5]
Torpedoed: 5 Jul, 1940[6]
Fate: by U-34, SW of Ireland

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

Service

Whirlwind immediately joined the Dover Patrol's Sixth Destroyer Flotilla upon commissioning in March, 1918.[7]

She re-commissioned on 10 December, 1920.[8]

Whirlwind was re-commissioned on 3 May, 1923 to serve with the First Destroyer Flotilla as part of the Atlantic Fleet.[9]

She was re-commissioned on 6 January, 1926 for service with the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in the Atlantic Fleet.[10]

Re-commissioned on 4 September, 1928 for service with the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in the Atlantic Fleet.[11]

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 18 November, 1930 for continued service with the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in the Atlantic Fleet.[12] She remained with them into at least 1933 after that formation became attacked to Home Fleet.[13]

Reduced to Reserve at The Nore on 22 October, 1934.[14]

In 1935, her bell was one of several ships' bells the Royal Navy offered for sale to officers and others interested. It attracted a price of £1-£5, and men were to apply to win one at the fixed price, stating any special attachment or claim they had to the item(s) applied for.[15]

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. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1918). p. 14.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 899.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 288.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 288.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 288.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 288.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 292.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 292.
  15. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 10, 1935; pg. 6; Issue 47139.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 943.
  17. Parry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 34.
  18. Parry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 34.
  19. Gourley Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/33. f. 38.
  20. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 943.
  21. Gourley Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/33. f. 38.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 899.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 843.
  24. Colvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/170. f. 169.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 289.
  26. Colvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/170. f. 169.
  27. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  28. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  29. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 288.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 288.
  31. Harvey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/166. f. 165.
  32. Harvey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/166. f. 165.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 288.
  34. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 288.
  35. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 292.

Bibliography


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Admiralty Design
Wakeful Watchman Walpole Whitley Walker
Westcott Walrus Wolfhound Warwick Wessex
Voyager Whirlwind Wrestler Winchelsea Winchester
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Thornycroft Specials
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