Allied Warships

HMS Wheatland (L 122)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 122 
Built byYarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland) 
Ordered4 Sep 1939 
Laid down30 May 1940 
Launched7 Jun 1941 
Commissioned3 Nov 1941 
End service 
History

Hulked in 1955.
Scrapped at Bo'ness on 20 September 1959.

 

Commands listed for HMS Wheatland (L 122)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Ronald de Leighton Brooke, RN7 Oct 1941Sep 1943
2Lt. Hugh Askew Corbett, RNSep 194318 Dec 1944
3A/Lt.Cdr. Philip Archer-Shee, RNVR18 Dec 194414 Aug 1945
4Lt. Robert Graham Woodward, RN14 Aug 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Wheatland include:


15 Dec 1941
HMS P 37 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) departed Lerwick for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Wheatland (Lt. R.deL. Brooke, RN). (1)

17 Feb 1943
Around 2200 hours the Italian submarine Asteria (630 tons) was sunk off Bougie, Algeria by the British escort destroyers HMS Wheatland (Lt.Cdr. R. de L. Brooke, DSC, RN) and HMS Easton (Lt. C.W. Malins, RN).

23 Feb 1943
German U-boat U-443 was sunk in the Mediterranean near Algiers, in position 36°55'N, 02°25'E, by depth charges from the British escort destroyers HMS Bicester (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, RN) and HMS Lamerton (Lt.Cdr. C.R. Purse, DSC, RN), HMS Wheatland (Lt.Cdr. R.deL. Brooke, DSC, RN).

Sources

  1. ADM 199/400

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


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