Allied Warships

HMS Wren (i) (D 88)

Destroyer of the Admiralty Modified W class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassAdmiralty Modified W 
PennantD 88 
Built byYarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland) 
OrderedJan 1918 
Laid downJun 1918 
Launched11 Nov 1919 
Commissioned27 Jan 1923 
Lost27 Jul 1940 
Loss position52° 10'N, 2° 06'E

HMS Wren was completed by Pembroke Dockyard.

HMS Wren (Lt.Cdr. Frederick William George Harker, RN) was bombed and sunk on 27 July 1940 by German aircraft about 20 nautical miles east of Aldeburgh in position 52º10'N, 02º06'E. HMS Montrose was damaged in the same attack.


Commands listed for HMS Wren (i) (D 88)

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1Cdr. William Halford Selby, RN31 Jul 193913 Jan 1940
2Cdr. Harold Thomas Armstrong, RN13 Jan 194030 May 1940
3Lt.Cdr. Frederick William George Harker, RN30 May 194027 Jul 1940 (+)

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