H.M.S. Whitley (1918)

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H.M.S. Whitley (1918)
Pendant Number: F.20 (Nov 1918)[1]
Builder: William Doxford & Sons[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 13 Apr, 1918[4]
Completed: 11 Oct, 1918[5]
Commissioned: 23 Sep, 1918[6]
Bombed: 19 May, 1940[7]
Fate: beached off Belgium[8]

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

Service

Whitley was commissioned on 23 September, 1918.[9]

She was re-commissioned at Chatham on 4 December, 1923 to serve with the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla as part of the Atlantic Fleet.[10]

She was re-commissioned with Reserve Crew on 23 November, 1925.[11]

Commissioned at Portsmouth on 14 December, 1928 for service with the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in the Atlantic.[12]

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 8 May, 1929 for service with the First Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[13]

She reduced to Reserve at the Nore on 30 June, 1932.[14]

Paid into Maintenance Reserve at Royth on 28 October, 1933.[15]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

A Lt. Cdr. "H. E. Randall" was appointed in command of Tormentor on 29 October, 1927 and was then to transfer to Whitley, but I am unable to identify him.[31]

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. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 899.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 899.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 288.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 288.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 288.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 288.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 292.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 292.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 943.
  17. Master Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/316. f. ?.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 899.
  19. Master Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/316. f. ?.
  20. Fegen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/8. f. 8.
  21. Fegen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/8. f. 8.
  22. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Aug 22, 1922; pg. 14; Issue 43116. Given here as "E. E. Jeffreys".
  23. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/195. f. 563.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 289.
  25. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/195. f. 563. This date is possibly read incorrectly.
  26. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 288.
  27. Beckett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/100. f. 100.
  28. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/76. f. 432.
  29. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/76. f. 432.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 288.
  31. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Nov 02, 1927; pg. 21; Issue 44728.

Bibliography


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