HMS Lord Wakefield (FY 170)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||4 Nov 1933|
|Lost||29 Jul 1944|
Completed in December 1933.
HMT Lord Wakefield (Skr/Lt.(retired) Henry Edward Dodd, RD, RNR) was sunk by German aircraft off Omaha Beach, Normandy France.
Commands listed for HMS Lord Wakefield (FY 170)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Richard Lionel Dearden, RN||26 Sep 1939||7 Dec 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Martyn Butt Sherwood, RN||7 Dec 1939||Feb 1940|
|3||Ch.Skr. John Edward Harwood, RNR||Feb 1940||24 Jun 1942|
|4||Skr.Lt. Harry Leonard Lang, DSC, RD, RNR||24 Jun 1942||2 Mar 1944|
|5||Skr.Lt. Henry Edward Dodd, RNR||2 Mar 1944||29 Jul 1944 (+)|
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Notable events involving Lord Wakefield include:
11 May 1943
HMS Unsparing (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RNR) departed Portsmouth for Gibraltar. She was escorted until 2217/12 by HMS Lord Wakefield (Skr.Lt. H.L. Lang, DSC, RD, RNR).
For the daily positions of HMS Unsparing during this passage see the map below.
28 Apr 1944
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Pearl (T/Lt. B.G. Barfoot, RNVR), HMS Gweal (T/Lt. P.E.C.R. Main, RNVR), HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.G. Cory, RNR) and HMS Lord Wakefield (Skr.Lt. H.E. Dodd, RNR). (2)
- ADM 199/1818
- ADM 173/18697
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.