HMS Whitley L23
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||Doxford Shipyard (Sunderland, U.K.)|
|Laid down||Jun 1917|
|Launched||13 Apr 1918|
|Commissioned||14 Oct 1918|
|Lost||19 May 1940|
|Loss position||51.09N, 02.39E|
Reconstruction to Fast Escort at Chatham Dockyard was completed in October 1938.
On 19 May 1940 HMS Whitley (Lt.Cdr.
Rolfe, RN) was badly damaged by German aircraft and beached
between Nieuport and Ostend. She was later sunk by HMS Keith in
position 51º09'04"N, 02º39'34"E.