HMS Kempenfelt (i) (I 18)
Destroyer of the C class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||15 Jul 1930|
|Laid down||18 Oct 1930|
|Launched||29 Oct 1931|
|Commissioned||30 May 1932|
|End service||19 Oct 1939|
Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy at Devonport on 19 October 1939 and renamed HMCS Assiniboine.
|Career notes||Transferred to Canada as HMCS Assiniboine|
Commands listed for HMS Kempenfelt (i) (I 18)
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|1||Capt. Clifford Caslon, RN||23 Aug 1939||20 Sep 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Charles Eric Glasfurd, RN||20 Sep 1939||19 Oct 1939|
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Notable events involving Kempenfelt (i) include:
28 Sep 1939
HMS Kempenfelt (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Glasfurd, RN) collides with the British merchant Hester (1199 GRT) off Newhaven. Kempenfelt was under repair at Devonport Dockyard until 7 November. In the meantime she was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy.