Allied Warships

HMS Venetia (D 53)

Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassAdmiralty V & W 
PennantD 53 
Built byFairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland) 
Ordered30 Jun 1916 
Laid down2 Feb 1917 
Launched29 Oct 1917 
Commissioned19 Dec 1917 
Lost19 Oct 1940 
Loss position51° 33'N, 1° 10'E

HMS Venetia (Lt.Cdr. Desmond Lisburn Curtis Craig, RN) was mined and sunk about 12 nautical miles north-east of Margate, Kent, England in position 51º33'N, 01º10'E.


Commands listed for HMS Venetia (D 53)

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1Cdr. John William Musgrave Eaton, RN31 Jul 193913 Oct 1939
2Cdr. Guy Robert Pilcher, RN13 Oct 193920 Nov 1939
3Lt. John Henry Eaden, RN20 Nov 193927 Mar 1940
4Lt.Cdr. Bernulf Henry de Clegg Mellor, RN27 Mar 194025 May 1940
5Lt.Cdr. Desmond Lisburn Curtis Craig, RN25 May 194019 Oct 1940 (+)

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