H.M.S. Wishart (1919)

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H.M.S. Wishart (1919)
Pendant Number: D.67 (Nov 1919)[1]
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[2]
Ordered: Jan, 1918 (1st Order)[3]
Launched: 18 Jul, 1919[4]
Completed: Jun, 1920[5]
Commissioned: 28 May, 1920[6]
Sold: 20 Mar, 1945[7]

H.M.S. Wishart was one of fifteen destroyers of the Modified "W" class.

Service

Wishart was commissioned at Southampton on 28 May, 1920.[8]

She was re-commissioned on 6 July, 1923 for service with the Third Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[9]

Re-commissioned on 2 February, 1926 for service with the Third Destroyer Flotilla, this time on the China Station.[10]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 16 October, 1928 for service with the Third Destroyer Flotilla, now back in the Mediterranean.[11]

She paid off into Dockyard Control at Chatham on 13 September 1930.[12]

Re-commissioned at Hong Kong on 24 April, 1933 for service with the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla on the China Station.[13]

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.[14]

Wishart was re-commissioned at Chatham on 31 August, 1936.[15]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 77.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p.85.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p.85.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 77.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 313.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 900.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 77.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 900.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 289.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 289.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 289.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 290.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 293.
  14. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 10, 1935; pg. 6; Issue 47139.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 293.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 900.
  17. Ritter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/36. f. 36.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 844.
  19. Ritter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/36. f. 36.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 290.
  21. Mack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 21.
  22. Mack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 21.
  23. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 289.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 289.
  25. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Aug 16, 1928; pg. 15; Issue 44973.
  26. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 289.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 293.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 293.
  29. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Nov 03, 1934; pg. 21; Issue 46902.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 293.

Bibliography


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