HMS Venomous (D 75)
Destroyer of the Admiralty Modified W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty Modified W|
|Mod||Long range escort|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Laid down||31 May 1918|
|Launched||21 Dec 1918|
|Commissioned||24 Aug 1919|
Reconstruction to Long Range Escort finished in January 1943.
HMS Venomous is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 4 March 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Venomous (D 75)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Donald George Frederick Wyville MacIntyre, RN||31 Jul 1939||8 Jan 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Edwin Home McBeath, RN||8 Jan 1940||23 Dec 1940|
|3||Cdr. Harold Pitcairn Henderson, RN||23 Dec 1940||3 Jul 1941|
|4||Cdr. Hugh William Falcon-Steward, RN||3 Jul 1941||26 Mar 1942|
|5||Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Lord Teynham, RN||26 Mar 1942||Apr 1942|
|6||Cdr. Hugh William Falcon-Steward, RN||Apr 1942||18 Dec 1942|
|7||Lt.Cdr. David Hugh Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, DSO, DSC, RN||18 Dec 1942||18 Feb 1943|
|8||Lt. Henry Dumaresq Durell, RN||18 Feb 1943||late 1943|
|9||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Arnold Derek Arthur Lawson, RNVR||1 Aug 1944||6 Feb 1945|
|10||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Arthur Guyon Prideaux, RNVR||6 Feb 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Venomous include:
18 Dec 1939
HMS Manchester (Capt. H.H. Bousfield, RN) conducted trials off Portsmouth. During the day, HMS Venomous (Lt.Cdr. D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, RN), made two practice torpedo attacks on the Manchester. (1)
13 Sep 1940
During the night of 13/14 September 1940, the British destroyers HMS Malcolm (Capt. T.E. Halsey, DSO, RN), HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, RN) and HMS Venomous (Lt.Cdr. J.E.H. McBeath, DSO, RN) bombard Boulogne in a sweep along the French coast.
6 Nov 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.V. Prowse, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Vesper (Lt.Cdr. W.F.E. Hussey, DSC, RN), HMS Venomous (Lt.Cdr. J.E.H. McBeath, RN) and HMS Windsor (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Huddart, RN). (2)
3 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Sabre (Lt. Sir P.W. Gretton, DSC, OBE, RN) and HMS Keppel (Cdr. J.E. Broome, RN) and later with HMS Chelsea (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Layard, RN), HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN) and HNoMS Acanthus. (4)
10 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Alisma (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR), HMS Kingcup (Lt.Cdr. R.A.D. Cambridge, DSC, RNR), HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN) and HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. A.H.T. Johns, RN). (4)
10 Nov 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN), HMS Keppel (Cdr. J.E. Broome, RN) and HMS Rockingham (Lt. A.H.T. Johns, RN). (5)
14 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Mayo (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Duke, USN), HNoMS Rose, HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN), HMS Burwell (Lt.Cdr. S.R.J. Woods, RNR), HNoMS Acanthus, USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Burke, USN), HNoMS Potentilla and HNoMS Eglantine. (6)
15 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN), USCGC Campbell (Cdr. D.C. McNeil, USCG), HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RNR).
- ADM 53/109703
- ADM 173/16334
- ADM 173/16786
- File 2.12.03.6368 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16787
- File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.