HMS Wivern (D 66)
Destroyer of the Admiralty Modified W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty Modified W|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Laid down||19 Aug 1918|
|Launched||16 Apr 1919|
|Commissioned||23 Dec 1919|
HMS Wivern is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 18 February 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Wivern (D 66)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Walter Evershed, RN||31 Jul 1939||17 Jan 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. William Charles Bushell, RN||17 Jan 1940||May 1940|
|3||Lt. John Wychard Harbottle, RN||May 1940||26 Jun 1940|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Michael Donston Capel Meyrick, RN||26 Jun 1940||early 1943|
|5||Lt. John Malcolm Hay, RN||early 1943||ca. mid 43|
|6||Lt. Charles Courtney Anderson, RN||26 Jun 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Wivern include:
22 Feb 1943
HMS Wivern was damaged by exploding depth charges from the sinking Canadian corvette HMCS Weyburn.
14 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-714 was sunk in the North Sea near the Firth of Forth, in position 55°57'N, 01°57'W, by depth charges from the South African frigate HMSAS Natal and the British destroyer HMS Wivern. (see map)