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HMS Winchelsea (D46)

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Name  HMS Winchelsea (D46)
Laid down  25 May 1917
Fate  Scrapped August 1945
Construction started  25 May 1917
Builder  J. Samuel White
Ordered  9 December 1916
Decommissioned  March 1945
Class and type  W class destroyer
Launched  15 December 1917
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HMS Winchelsea (D46) was an Admiralty W class destroyer of the Royal Navy, ordered 9 December 1916 from J. Samuel White at Cowes during the 1916-17 Build Programme.

Winchelsea was then launched 15 December 1917 and was the 7th Royal Navy ship to carry this name, which was introduced in 1694 and named after the 6th Earl of Winchelsea (1647–1730)

In March 1945 she was de-commissioned and sold for scrap.

Events in history

27 July 1940 - 84 survivors were picked up from the British merchant ships Sambre and Thiara. The freighters had been torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-34 (1936), south-south-west of Rockall.

17 September 1940 - 25 survivors were picked up from the British merchant Crown Arun. The boat had been torpedoed and was then sunk with gunfire by the German submarine U-99, north of Rockall.

2 November 1942 - 24 survivors were picked up from the British merchant Hartington. The boat had been torpedoed and sunk by thU-521, approximately 450 nautical miles (830 km) east of Belle Isle.

References

HMS Winchelsea (D46) Wikipedia


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