HMS Winchester (L 55)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1916|
|Laid down||12 Jun 1917|
|Launched||1 Feb 1918|
|Commissioned||29 Apr 1918|
Reconstruction to Fast Escort at Portsmouth Dockyard was completed on 9 April 1940.
HMS Winchester is not listed as active unit in the January 1945 Navy List
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 5 March 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Winchester (L 55)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Stuart Erskine Crewe-Read, RN||9 Mar 1940||Jan 1941|
|2||Lt. Robert Andrew Morgan, RN||Jan 1941||3 Feb 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Dermod James Boris Jewitt, RN||3 Feb 1941||31 May 1942|
|4||Lt. John Ronald Gower, RN||31 May 1942||17 Aug 1943|
|5||Lt. John Kenneth Lyon, RN||17 Aug 1943||late 1944|
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Noteable events involving Winchester include:
15 May 1940
HMS Winchester (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Crewe-Read, RN) was damaged during German air attacks while supporting Allied land forces off the Dutch coast. Repairs were completed ca. mid June.