HMS Wessex (ii) (R 78)
Destroyer of the W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Laid down||25 Oct 1942|
|Launched||2 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||11 May 1944|
Sold to South Africa on 29 March 1950 being renamed Jan Van Riebeeck.
Commands listed for HMS Wessex (ii) (R 78)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Richard Horncastle, RN||27 Mar 1944||Nov 1945|
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Noteable events involving Wessex (ii) include:
25 Mar 1980
She was paid off into reserve in 1975. Expended as missile target on 25 March, 1980. (1)
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