HMS Widnes (J 55)
Minesweeper of the Hunt class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Napier & Miller (Old Kirkpatrick, Scotland)|
|Launched||28 Jun 1918|
|Commissioned||17 Sep 1918|
|Lost||20 May 1941|
HMS Widnes was laid up in reserve at Singapore when the Second World War started
HMS Widnes (Lt.Cdr. Robert Bruce Chandler, RN) was sunk by German aircraft in Suda Bay, Crete on 20 May 1941.
Raised and repaired by the Germans and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine as UJ 2109.Sunk off Kalymnos by the British destroyers HMS Jervis and HMS Penn on 17 October 1943.
Commands listed for HMS Widnes (J 55)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Maurice Passmore, RN||Oct 1939||9 Dec 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Robert Bruce Chandler, RN||9 Dec 1939||20 May 1941|
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