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HMS Whitshed (pennant number D77) was a V and W class escort destroyer of the Royal Navy, laid down by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited at Wallsend on June 3, 1918, launched in 1919 and commissioned on July 11 of that year. She served throughout the Second World War, finally being sold for scrap on 18 February 1947. Image File history File links HMS WHITSHED File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... HMS Leeds Castle, launched in 1943 as a corvette with pennant number K384, was redesignated a frigate in 1948 and given the new flag superior F as seen here. ... HMS Wolverine The V and W class was an amalgam of very similar oil-fueled destroyer classes built around the end of the First World War for the Royal Navy. ... A Destroyer Escort (DE) is a small, fast warship designed to be used to escort convoys of merchant marine ships. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Swan Hunter, formerly known as Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, is one of the best known shipbuilding companies in the United Kingdom. ... Wallsend is literally the end of the Wall, that being Hadrians Wall. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


On February 21, 1940, she joined with the sloop HMS Fowey, the destroyers Valmy and Gu├ępard of the French Navy, and a Short Sunderland patrol bomber from No. 228 Squadron RAF to engage German submarines which had earlier attacked Convoy OA-80G, sinking two merchant ships. In the resulting engagement, U-55 was sunk with only one survivor. February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The French Navy (Marine Nationale) is the naval arm of the French military and is the second-largest Western European navy (the largest being the United Kingdoms Royal Navy). ... The Sunderland, S.25, was a flying boat patrol bomber, developed for the Royal Air Force by Short Brothers, based on their successful S.23 Empire flying boats, the flagship of Imperial Airways. ... A patrol bomber, or patrol aircraft, is an airplane designed to operate for long times over water in an anti-shipping or anti-submarine role. ...


On July 13, 1940 she hit a mine off Harwich and was badly damaged, having to be towed into port by HMS Wild Swan. July 13th is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... (This article is about the town in England. ...


On December 12, 1942, a group of six destroyers (Whitshed, Worcester, Vesper, Brocklesby, Albrighton and the Norwegian Eskdale) engaged German shipping in the English Channel. Two enemy vessels were sunk, with Whitshed torpedoing Gauss (Sperrbrecher 178). December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The English Channel ( French:La Manche) is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France, and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. ...


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