HMS Wild Swan (D62)

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Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: Admiralty Modified W 
Pennant: D 62 
Mod: Short range escort 
Built by: Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend 
Ordered: Jan, 1918 
Laid down: Jul, 1918 
Launched: 17 May, 1919 
Commissioned: 14 Nov, 1919 
Complement: 134
Lost: 17 Jun, 1942 (Lt. Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, RN.) was damaged by German aircraft bombs and finally sunk, with the lose of 37 crew. south of Ireland in position (50.00'N,11.00'W) after a collision with a Spanish fishing trawler
History: 31 Jul, 1940
HMS Whitshed struck a mine off Harwich and was badly damaged. She was towed back to port by HMS Wild Swan.

13 Sep, 1940
During the night of 13/14 September 1940, the British destroyers HMS Malcolm, HMS Wild Swan and HMS Venomous bombard Boulogne in a sweep along the French coast.

Commanding Officers:
Lt.Cdr. John Leslie Younghusband, RN
DSC awarded on 11 July 1940
31 July 1939 - 22 August 1940

Lt.Cdr. Claude Edward Lutley Sclater, RN
22 August 1940 - 17 June 1942 

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