Allied Warships

HMS Valorous (L 00)

Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassAdmiralty V & W 
PennantL 00 
ModFast escort 
Built byWilliam Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland) 
OrderedApr 1916 
Laid down25 May 1916 
Launched8 May 1917 
Commissioned21 Aug 1917 
End service 

Reconstruction to Fast Escort at Chatham Dockyard completed in June 1939.

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 4 March 1947.

HMS Valorous is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List


Commands listed for HMS Valorous (L 00)

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1Lt. Edward Mack, RN22 Aug 19399 Jan 1942
2Lt.Cdr. William Wentworth Fitzroy, RN9 Jan 19423 Mar 1943
3Lt.Cdr. (retired) Hedworth Lambton, RN3 Mar 1943mid 1943

4Lt. Morice Grant Macleod, RN27 Sep 194312 Dec 1944
5Lt. John Alexander Jeffreys Dennis, DSC, RN12 Dec 1944May 1945

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Notable events involving Valorous include:

15 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS Westminster (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, DSC, RN), HMS Valorous (Lt. M.G. Macleod, RN), HMS Preston North End (T/Lt. D.K. Bennett, DSC, RNVR), HMS Spurs (A/Skr.Lt. E.J. Day, RNR) and HMS Arab (T/Lt. J.S.H. Lloyd, RNVR). (1)

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


  1. ADM 173/19315

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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