Allied Warships

HMS Blenheim (4.221)

Destroyer Depot Ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer Depot Ship
Class[No specific class] 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched8 Jan 1920 
Commissioned 1941 
End service 

Displacement: 16600 tons.
Armament: 4 4" AA guns, 8 2pdr AA, 8 20mm AA.
Speed: 14.5 knots

Initialy based at Iceland. Went to the Mediterranean in October 1943.

Scrapped at Barrow 16 March 1948.


Commands listed for HMS Blenheim (4.221)

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1A/Cdr. (emergency) Walter James Melrose, DSC, RN25 Jul 194118 Nov 1941
2Capt. Humphrey Benson Jacomb, RN18 Nov 194126 Mar 1942
3Capt. (retired) Charles Maurice Blackman, DSO, RN26 Mar 1942Aug 1945
4A/Cdr. (retired) Wilmot Pynson Bennitt, DSC, RNAug 1945mid 1946

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