HMS Codrington (D 65)
Destroyer of the A class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend|
|Ordered||29 May 1928|
|Laid down||20 Jun 1928|
|Launched||8 Aug 1929|
|Commissioned||4 Jun 1930|
|Lost||27 Jul 1940|
HMS Codrington proved to be a fast ship, reaching 37.7 knots on a displacement of 1.674 tons with 39.257shp during 6-hour full-power trials, but her gearing was noisy and had to be re-cut before final acceptance. Also Codrington had a large turing circle.
HMS Codrington (Capt. George Frederick Stevens-Guille, OBE, DSO, RN) was sunk at Dover by German aircraft on 27 July 1940.
Commands listed for HMS Codrington (D 65)
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|1||Capt. David James Robert Simson, RN||24 Aug 1939||26 Nov 1939|
|2||Cdr. Caspar Silas Balfour Swinley, RN||26 Nov 1939||8 Feb 1940|
|3||Capt. George Elvey Creasy, RN||8 Feb 1940||16 May 1940|
|4||Capt. George Frederick Stevens-Guille, DSO, OBE, RN||16 May 1940||27 Jul 1940|
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Notable events involving Codrington include:
27 Jul 1940
Sunk in secret losses due to marine hazards and during air-raids on harbours. Loss announced, in UK, 18 May 1945 (1)
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