Allied Warships

HMS Kempenfelt (i) (I 18)

Destroyer of the C class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantI 18 
Built byJ.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.) 
Ordered15 Jul 1930 
Laid down18 Oct 1930 
Launched29 Oct 1931 
Commissioned30 May 1932 
End service19 Oct 1939 

Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy at Devonport on 19 October 1939 and renamed HMCS Assiniboine.

Career notesTransferred to Canada as HMCS Assiniboine

Commands listed for HMS Kempenfelt (i) (I 18)

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1Capt. Clifford Caslon, RN23 Aug 193920 Sep 1939
2Lt.Cdr. Charles Eric Glasfurd, RN20 Sep 193919 Oct 1939

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Notable events involving Kempenfelt (i) include:

28 Sep 1939
HMS Kempenfelt (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Glasfurd, RN) collides with the British merchant Hester (1199 GRT) off Newhaven. Kempenfelt was under repair at Devonport Dockyard until 7 November. In the meantime she was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy.

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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