HMS Wakeful (i) (H 88)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1916|
|Laid down||17 Jan 1917|
|Launched||6 Oct 1917|
|Commissioned||16 Nov 1917|
|Lost||29 May 1940|
|Loss position||51° 22'N, 2° 43'E|
The British destroyer HMS Wakeful (i) (H 88) lost on 29 May 1940 in position 51° 22'N, 2° 43'E.
On 29 May 1940 HMS Wakeful (Cdr. Ralph Lindsay Fisher, RN) was torpedoed and sunk by German motor torpedo boat S-30 while participating in the evacuation of French, English, and Belgian troops off Dunkirk.
Commands listed for HMS Wakeful (i) (H 88)
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|1||Cdr. Robert St. Vincent Sherbrooke, RN||31 Jul 1939||18 Dec 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Ralph Lindsay Fisher, RN||18 Dec 1939||29 May 1940|
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Notable events involving Wakeful (i) include:
- ADM 173/16283
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.