HMS Newport (G 54)
Destroyer of the Town class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||25 Aug 1917|
|Launched||16 Dec 1917|
|Commissioned||26 Nov 1940|
|End service||Jan 1945|
from March 1942 to June 1942 loaned to Royal Norwegian Navy as HNoMS Newport (G 54)
|Former name||USS Sigourney (DD 81)|
Commands listed for HMS Newport (G 54)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Allan Herbert Percy Noble, RN||5 Dec 1940||early 1941|
|2||Lt. Kenneth Innes Hamilton, DSC, RN||23 Nov 1942||early 1943|
|3||Lt.Cdr. William Alick Grinham, RNVR||15 Mar 1943||3 Aug 1944|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Stanley Martin Booker, RNVR||3 Aug 1944||Dec 1944|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Alexander Kenneth Mackelvie, RNVR||Dec 1944||9 Mar 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Richard Phelps, RNVR||9 Mar 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Newport include:
30 Nov 1941
HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Rochester (Cdr.(Retd.) C.B. Allen, RN), HMS Northern Spray (T/Lt. G.T. Gilbert, RNVR), HMS Leith (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Hulton, RN) and HMS Newport. (1)
- ADM 173/16795
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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