Allied Warships

HMS Wizard (R 72)

Destroyer of the W class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassW 
PennantR 72 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
OrderedDec 1941 
Laid down14 Sep 1942 
Launched29 Sep 1943 
Commissioned30 Mar 1944 
End service 
History

Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1954.

Scrapped at Inverkeithing in March 1967.

 

Commands listed for HMS Wizard (R 72)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Donald Terry McBarnet, RN21 Feb 1944mid 1944

2Lt.Cdr. Robert Hugh Hodgkinson, DSC, RN27 Dec 1944Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Wizard include:


9 Jun 1944
HMS Wizard (Lt.Cdr. D.T. McBarnet, DSC, RN) sustained major structural damage from the explosion of her own, accidentally dropped, depth charges. 6 members of the crew lost their lives in this mishap.

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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