Allied Warships

HMS Wrangler (R 48)

Destroyer of the W class


HMS Wrangler as seen postwar.

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassW 
PennantR 48 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
OrderedDec 1941 
Laid down23 Sep 1942 
Launched30 Dec 1943 
Commissioned14 Jul 1944 
End service 
History

Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1951-1952.

Sold to South Africa on 29 November 1956 being renamed Vrystaat. Paid off into reserve in 1963. Expended as a submarine target on 14 April 1976.

 

Commands listed for HMS Wrangler (R 48)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Derek William Austin, RN10 Apr 194426 Mar 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Edgar George Warren, RN26 Mar 194521 Oct 1946

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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