H.M.S. Witch (1919)

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H.M.S. Witch (1919)
Pendant Number: G.A6 (1920)[1]
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[2]
Ordered: Jan, 1918 (1st Order)[3]
Launched: 11 Nov, 1919[4]
Completed: Mar, 1924[5]
Sold: Jul, 1946[6]

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

Service

Witch not enter service until March, 1924.

She was re-commissioned at Malta on 19 May, 1924 for service with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 27 April, 1926 for service with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[8]

The ship re-commissioned on 21 August, 1928 for service with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[9]

Witch was re-commissioned in Reserve at Portsmouth on 15 May, 1931,[10] and commissioned there again for service on the China Station on 22 November, 1931.[11]

She was commissioned at Devonport on 2 September, 1936.[12]

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. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 77.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 289.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 290.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 290.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 290.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 293.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 293.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 289.
  14. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/137. f. 136.
  15. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/137. f. 136.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 290.
  17. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 290.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 290.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 293.
  20. Wikipedia.
  21. Wikipedia.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 293.

Bibliography


Modified "W" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
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Whitehall Wren Veteran Wivern Wolverine
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Thornycroft Specials
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