HMS Whelp (R 37)
Destroyer of the W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Laid down||1 May 1942|
|Launched||3 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||25 Apr 1944|
Sold to South Africa in early 1952 being renamed Simon van der Stel.
Commands listed for HMS Whelp (R 37)
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|1||Cdr. George Anthony Francis Norfolk, RN||28 Feb 1944||early 1946|
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Notable events involving Whelp include:
27 Mar 1972
Paid off into reserve. Broken up at Durban 1976 (1)
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