HMS Westminster (L 40)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1916|
|Laid down||Apr 1917|
|Launched||24 Feb 1918|
|Commissioned||18 Apr 1918|
Reconstruction to Fast Escort at Devonpost Dockyard was completed on 8 January 1940. Pennant was D 45 changed to L 40 upon completion of this reconstruction.
HMS Westminster is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 4 March 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Westminster (L 40)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Aymé Arthur Carrington Ouvry, RN||20 Dec 1939||10 Aug 1942|
|2||Lt. Gordon Thomas Seccombe Gray, DSC, RN||28 Jan 1941||Feb 1941 ?|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Harold Godfrey Bowerman, DSC, RN||10 Aug 1942||17 Jan 1945|
|4||Lt. John Edwin Dyer, DSC, RN||17 Jan 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Westminster include:
15 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS Westminster (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, DSC, RN), HMS Valorous (Lt. M.G. Macleod, RN), HMS Preston North End (T/Lt. D.K. Bennett, DSC, RNVR), HMS Spurs (A/Skr.Lt. E.J. Day, RNR) and HMS Arab (T/Lt. J.S.H. Lloyd, RNVR). (2)
- ADM 173/16274
- ADM 173/19315
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.