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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=William Halford Selby|nick=William H. Selby|appt=31 July, 1939{{UBAllyWarship|4253}}|end=13 January, 1940{{UBAllyWarship|4253}}}}
 
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Harold Thomas Armstrong|nick=Harold T. Armstrong|appt=13 January, 1940{{UBAllyWarship|4253}}|end=30 May, 1940{{UBAllyWarship|4253}}}}
 
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Latest revision as of 16:06, 20 September 2019

H.M.S. Wren (1919)
Pendant Number: D.88 (Feb 1923)[1]
Builder: Yarrow & Company[2]
Ordered: Jan, 1918 (1st Order)[3]
Launched: 11 Nov, 1919[4]
Completed: 27 Jan, 1923[5]
Sunk: 27 Jul, 1940[6]
Fate: Air attack off Aldeburgh[7]

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

Service

After being launched, work was suspended and Wren was not readied for commissioning until early 1923.

She was re-commissioned at Devonport on 8 October, 1923 for service with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[8]

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

She reduced to Special Reserve complement at Devonport on 2 May, 1931,[10] but was completed to full complement on 7 December for service with the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla on the China Station.[11]

Re-commissioned at Hong Kong on 2 April, 1934 for service with the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla on the China Station.[12]

Commissioned at Devonport on 13 January, 1937.[13]

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. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 76.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 76.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 291.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 291.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 291.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 294.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 294.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 294.
  14. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  15. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  16. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 291.
  18. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 291.
  20. Harvey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/166. f. 165.
  21. Harvey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/166. f. 165.
  22. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  23. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 291.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 294.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 294.
  27. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jan 09, 1936; pg. 21; Issue 47267.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 293.
  29. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, April 4, 1938, Issue 47960, p.25.
  30. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  31. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  32. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  33. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  34. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  35. Uboat.net page on the ship.

Bibliography


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