HMS Viceroy (L 21)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
Photograph with thanks to Geoffrey Tarrant whose father Alfred Tarrant served aboard HMS Viceroy during the war.
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||30 Jun 1916|
|Laid down||15 Dec 1916|
|Launched||17 Nov 1917|
|Commissioned||18 Jan 1918|
HMS Viceroy was in reserve at the start of the 2nd World War awaiting conversion / refit
Reconstruction to Fast Escort completed on 10 January 1941. Pennant number was D 91 changed to L 21 upon completion of this reconstruction.
HMS Viceroy is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Scrapped in June 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Viceroy (L 21)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. David Percy Trentham, RN||Dec 1940||3 Jul 1942|
|2||Lt. Thomas Frederick Hallifax, RN||3 Jul 1942||Dec 1943|
|3||Lt. John Errol Manners, RN||Dec 1943||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Viceroy include:
Photograph of the crew of HMS Viceroy. Photograph with thanks to Geoffrey Tarrant whose father Alfred Tarrant served aboard HMS Viceroy during the war.
13 Jun 1943
HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Wallace (Lt. D. Carson, RN), and HMS Viceroy (Lt. T.F. Hallifax, RN) and HMS Woolston (Lt. F.W. Hawkins, RN). (1)
16 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-1274 was sunk in the North Sea north of Newcastle, in position 55°36'N, 01°24'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Viceroy (A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Manners, RN).
This letter was written by Winston Churchill to the First Sea Lord.
- ADM 173/18004
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.