H.M.S. Witherington (1919)

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H.M.S. Witherington (1919)
Pendant Number: D.76 (Oct 1919)[1]
Builder: J. S. White[2]
Ordered: Apr, 1918 (2nd Order)[3]
Launched: 16 Apr, 1919[4]
Completed: 10 Oct, 1919[5]
Commissioned: 10 Sep, 1919[6]
Sold: 20 Mar, 1947[7]
Fate: Wrecked 29 Apr, 1947[8]

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

Service

Witherington was commissioned on 10 September, 1919.[9]

She was re-commissioned on 6 July, 1923 for service with the Third Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[10]

Equipment

In 1923, she was one of five destroyers and flotilla leader types to be given new, opalescent glass dials with 16 orders for their Chadburn's Torpedo Telegraphs, an increase from the 12 orders in the original design. They required new gearing to match. It was resolved that further installations of this type should occur "as soon as financial conditions permit of it."[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 76.
  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. 76.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 313.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 901.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 76.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 76.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 901.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 290.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1923. p. 136.
  12. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1920). p. 901.
  14. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.
  15. Hammersley-Heenan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/289. ff. 303, 304.
  16. Hammersley-Heenan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/289. ff. 303, 304.
  17. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 901.
  19. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  20. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/172. f. 576.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 844.
  22. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/172. f. 576.
  23. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  24. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  25. Cooper-Key Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/29. f. 15.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 290.
  27. Cooper-Key Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/29. f. 15.
  28. Magee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/251. f. 521.
  29. Magee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/251. f. 521.
  30. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  31. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.

Bibliography


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