HMS Wheatland (L122)

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Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Escort destroyer
Class: Hunt (Type II) 
Pennant: L 122 
Built by: Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland) 
Laid down: 30 May, 1940 
Launched: 7 Jun, 1941 
Commissioned: 3 Nov, 1941 
History: 17 Feb, 1943
Around 2200 hours the Italian submarine Asteria (630 tons) was sunk off Bougie, Algeria by the British escort destroyers HMS Wheatland and HMS Easton.

23 Feb, 1943
The German submarine U-443 was sunk in the Mediterranean near Algiers, in position 3655'N, 0225'E, by depth charges from the British escort destroyers HMS Bicester (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, RN) and HMS Lamerton (Lt.Cdr. C.R. Purse, DSC, RN), HMS Wheatland (Lt.Cdr. R.deL. Brooke, DSC, RN).

Hulked in 1955.
Scrapped at Bo'ness on 20 September 1959. 


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