Allied Warships

HMS Wakeful (ii) (R 59)

Destroyer of the W class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassW 
PennantR 59 
Built byFairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland) 
OrderedDec 1941 
Laid down3 Jun 1942 
Launched30 Jun 1943 
Commissioned17 Feb 1944 
End service 
History

Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1952-1953.

Scrapped at Inverkeithing in July 1971.  

Former nameHMS Zebra

Commands listed for HMS Wakeful (ii) (R 59)

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1Lt. George Dudley Pound, DSC, RN17 Jan 1944

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Notable events involving Wakeful (ii) include:


23 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN), HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN), HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) and HMS Opportune (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO and Bar, RN). (1)

26 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Javelin (Lt.Cdr. P.B.N. Lewis, DSC, RN), HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN) and HMCS Sioux (A/Lt.Cdr. E.E.G. Boak, RCN). (1)

Media links


British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19314

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


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