HMS Whitley  L23

Casualty List

Navy The Royal Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Admiralty V & W 
Pennant L 23 
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. Guy Neville Rolfe, RN) was badly damaged by German aircraft and beached between Nieuport and Ostend. She was later sunk by HMS Keith in position 5109'04"N, 0239'34"E.
The wreck lies in only 5 meter of water.


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