Allied Warships

HMS Codrington (D 65)

Destroyer of the A class


HMS Codrington before World War Two

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassA 
PennantD 65 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend 
Ordered29 May 1928 
Laid down20 Jun 1928 
Launched8 Aug 1929 
Commissioned4 Jun 1930 
Lost27 Jul 1940 
History

HMS Codrington proved to be a fast ship, reaching 37.7 knots on a displacement of 1.674 tons with 39.257shp during 6-hour full-power trials, but her gearing was noisy and had to be re-cut before final acceptance. She also had a large turing circle.

HMS Codrington (Capt. George Frederick Stevens-Guille, OBE, DSO, RN) was sunk at Dover by German aircraft on 27 July 1940.

 

Commands listed for HMS Codrington (D 65)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. David James Robert Simson, RN24 Aug 193926 Nov 1939
2Cdr. Caspar Silas Balfour Swinley, RN26 Nov 19398 Feb 1940
3Capt. George Elvey Creasy, RN8 Feb 194016 May 1940
4Capt. George Frederick Stevens-Guille, DSO, OBE, RN16 May 194027 Jul 1940

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Notable events involving Codrington include:


27 Jul 1940
Sunk in secret losses due to marine hazards and during air-raids on harbours. Loss announced, in UK, 18 May 1945 (1)

Media links


British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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