HMS Wizard (R 72)
Destroyer of the W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Laid down||14 Sep 1942|
|Launched||29 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Mar 1944|
Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1954.
Scrapped at Inverkeithing in March 1967.
Commands listed for HMS Wizard (R 72)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Donald Terry McBarnet, RN||21 Feb 1944||mid 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Robert Hugh Hodgkinson, DSC, RN||27 Dec 1944||Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Wizard include:
9 Jun 1944
HMS Wizard (Lt.Cdr. D.T. McBarnet, DSC, RN) sustained major structural damage from the explosion of her own, accidentally dropped, depth charges. 6 members of the crew lost their lives in this mishap.