|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Ordered:||4 Sep 1939|
|Laid down:||30 May 1940|
|Launched:||7 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned:||3 Nov 1941|
|Decommissioned:||19 Jun 1945|
|Arctic 1942, North Africa 1942–43, Sicily 1943, Mediterranean 1943, Salerno 1943, Adriatic 1944|
|Fate:||Scrapped at Bo'ness on 20 September 1959|
HMS Wheatland was a Type 2 Hunt class destroyer of the Royal Navy that served in the Second World War.
Wheatland was ordered from Yarrow Shipbuilders, Scotstoun on 4 September 1939, one of 17 Hunt-class destroyers ordered on that day as part of the 1939 Emergency War Programme. The ship was laid down on 30 May 1940 and was launched on 7 June 1941, commissioning (with the pennant number L122) on 3 November 1941. She was named after "The Wheatland Hunt", an annual fox hunt held in Shropshire.
While being deployed with HMS Avon Vale, on 1 November, the Wheatland engaged German surface craft south of the island of Lussino, sinking the Torpedo boat TA20, and the corvettes UJ202 and UJ208, and rescuing some of the survivors in Action of 1 November 1944.
- English, John (1987). The Hunts: A history of the design, development and careers of the 86 destroyers of this class built for the Royal and Allied Navies during World War II. World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-44-4.
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