H.M.S. Wolsey (1918)

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H.M.S. Wolsey (1918)
Pendant Number: G.40 (Jun 1918)[1]
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 16 Mar, 1918[4]
Completed: 14 May, 1918[5]
Sold: 4 Mar, 1947[6]

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

Service

Wolsey was re-commissioned on 8 September, 1920.[7]

She completed to Full Complement on 19 February, 1925.[8]

Reduced to Reserve at Malta on 31 July, 1925.[9]

Commissioned at Malta on 11 June, 1926. In mid-1927, she had no clear captain, but Lieutenant George Edward Cameron Wood was the senior officer in the Navy List for her.[10]

She was commissioned at Malta on 5 March, 1931 to serve with the Third Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[11]

She was commissioned at Malta on 11 September, 1932, this time to serve with the Third Submarine Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[12]

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.[13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 84.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 313.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 901.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 290.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 290.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 290.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 290.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 293.
  13. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 10, 1935; pg. 6; Issue 47139.
  14. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  15. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 901.
  16. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 901.
  18. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  19. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  20. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.
  21. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.
  22. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/73. f. 79.
  23. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/73. f. 79.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 845.
  25. Horan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/5. f. 5.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 290.
  27. Phayre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/47. f. 47.
  28. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 288.
  29. Harvey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/166. f. 165.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 290.
  31. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 293.

Bibliography


"W" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Wakeful Watchman Walpole Whitley Walker
Westcott Walrus Wolfhound Warwick Wessex
Voyager Whirlwind Wrestler Winchelsea Winchester
  Westminster Windsor Wryneck Waterhen  
Thornycroft Specials
  Wolsey Woolston  
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