HMS Wolfhound (I 56)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1916|
|Laid down||Apr 1917|
|Launched||14 Mar 1918|
|Commissioned||27 Apr 1918|
Reconstruction to Fast Escort at Chatham Dockyard was completed on 2 May 1940. Pennant was D 56 changed to I 56 sometime after this reconstruction.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 18 February 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Wolfhound (I 56)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Wentworth McCoy, RN||19 Mar 1940||21 Jul 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. James Arbouin Burnett, DSC, RN||21 Jul 1941||late 1941|
|3||Lt. John Hubert Ackland Benians, DSC, RN||22 Mar 1943||16 Dec 1944|
|4||A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Aitken Easton, RNVR||16 Dec 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Wolfhound include:
3 Sep 1941
HMS Wolfhound (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Burnett, DSC, RN) is heavily damaged by near misses in a German air attack. The ships back was broken and she was out of action for over 18 months.
- ADM 53/120433
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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