HMS Vanity (L 38)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||William Beardmore & Co. (Dalmuir, Scotland)|
|Ordered||30 Jun 1916|
|Laid down||28 Jul 1917|
|Launched||3 May 1918|
|Commissioned||21 Jun 1918|
Reconstruction to Fast Escort completed on 12 August 1940. Pennant number was D 28 changed to L 38 upon completion of this reconstruction.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 4 March 1947.
HMS Vanity is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Commands listed for HMS Vanity (L 38)
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|1||Cdr. Herbert James Buchanan, RAN||18 Jun 1940||24 Feb 1941|
|2||Lt. Isaac William Trant Beloe, RN||24 Feb 1941||17 Jun 1941|
|3||Lt. William Brabazon Robert Morrison, RN||17 Jun 1941||1 Jun 1943|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Marcus Henry Reginald Crichton, RN||1 Jun 1943||14 Feb 1944|
|5||Lt. Douglas Ronald Wheeler, RN||14 Feb 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Vanity include:
19 Jun 1942
HMS Manchester (Capt. H. Drew, DSC, RN), HMS Somali (Capt. J.W.M. Eaton, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Ashanti (Cdr. R.G. Onslow, DSO, RN) and HMS Offa (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Ewing, RN) returned to Scapa Flow escorting HMS Anson (Capt. H.R.G. Kinahan, CBE, RN) after taking over the escort duties from the destroyers Verdun (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Donald, DSC, RN) and HMS Vanity (Lt.Cdr. W.B.R. Morrison, RN). (1)
- ADM 53/116227 + ADM 199/427
- File 2.12.03.6390 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.