HMS Wheatland (L 122)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by||Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)|
|Ordered||4 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||30 May 1940|
|Launched||7 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||3 Nov 1941|
Hulked in 1955.
Commands listed for HMS Wheatland (L 122)
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|1||Lt. Ronald de Leighton Brooke, RN||7 Oct 1941||Sep 1943|
|2||Lt. Hugh Askew Corbett, RN||Sep 1943||18 Dec 1944|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. Philip Archer-Shee, RNVR||18 Dec 1944||14 Aug 1945|
|4||Lt. Robert Graham Woodward, RN||14 Aug 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Wheatland include:
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).
- ADM 199/400
- ADM 173/17407
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.