Allied Warships

HMS Newport (G 54)

Destroyer of the Town class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantG 54 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Aug 1917 
Launched16 Dec 1917 
Commissioned26 Nov 1940 
End serviceJan 1945 

from March 1942 to June 1942 loaned to Royal Norwegian Navy as HNoMS Newport (G 54)
In 1944 used as aircraft target.
decommissioned in January 1945 and sold for scrap on 18 Feb, 1947 at Granton.

Former nameUSS Sigourney (DD 81)

Commands listed for HMS Newport (G 54)

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1Lt.Cdr. Allan Herbert Percy Noble, RN5 Dec 1940early 1941

2Lt. Kenneth Innes Hamilton, DSC, RN23 Nov 1942early 1943

3Lt.Cdr. William Alick Grinham, RNVR15 Mar 19433 Aug 1944
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Stanley Martin Booker, RNVR3 Aug 1944Dec 1944
5Lt.Cdr. Alexander Kenneth Mackelvie, RNVRDec 19449 Mar 1945
6T/Lt. Richard Phelps, RNVR9 Mar 1945mid 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)

Media links

British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


  1. ADM 173/16795

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

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