Allied Warships

HMS Whirlwind (ii) (R 87)

Destroyer of the W class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantR 87 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
OrderedDec 1941 
Laid down31 Jul 1942 
Launched30 Aug 1943 
Commissioned20 Jul 1944 
End service 

Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1953-1954.

Sunk as a target in 1974.  

Commands listed for HMS Whirlwind (ii) (R 87)

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1Cdr. William Alan Frank Hawkins, DSO, DSC, OBE, RN14 Jun 1944Jul 1946

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Notable events involving Whirlwind (ii) include:

Converted to W-Class Frigate during the late 1950's. 1963-1965; Served on the West Indies Station and was based in Bermuda. (1)

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