HMS Whaddon (L 45)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type I)|
|Built by||A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||11 Apr 1939|
|Laid down||27 Jul 1939|
|Launched||16 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||28 Feb 1941|
Scrapped at Faslane in April 1959.
Commands listed for HMS Whaddon (L 45)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Peter Gordon Merriman, RN||17 Dec 1940||Nov 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Jack Barrington Palmer, RN||Nov 1942||8 Dec 1943|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Lucas Green, RNVR||8 Dec 1943||Aug 1945|
|4||Lt. John Geoffrey Brookes, DSC, RN||Aug 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Whaddon include:
29 Mar 1941
HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. J.C. Leach, MVO, RN) conducted compass trials off Scapa Flow. During these trials she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN), HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN) and HMS Whaddon (Lt.Cdr. P.G. Merriman, RN). (1)
- ADM 53/114886
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