HMS Whirlwind (D30)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Whirlwind.
Career (United Kingdom)
Class and type: Admiralty W class destroyer
Name: HMS Whirlwind
Ordered: 9 December 1916
Builder: Swan Hunter
Launched: 15 December 1917
Fate: sunk by the German submarine U-34 5 July 1940
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,100 tons
Length: 300 ft (91 m) o/a, 312 ft (95 m) p/p
Beam: 26.75 ft (8.15 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m) standard, 11 to 25 ft (3.4 to 7.6 m) in deep
Propulsion: 3 Yarrow type Water-tube boilers
Brown-Curtis steam turbines
2 shafts
27,000 shp (20,000 kW)
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)
Range: 320-370 tons oil, 3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph), 900 nmi (1,700 km) at 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Complement: 110
Armament:

The first HMS Whirlwind (R87) was an W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War I and World War II.

Whirlwind was built by Swan Hunter and was launched on 15 December 1917. On 5 July 1940, she was sunk by the German submarine U-34 under the command of Wilhelm Rollmann in the North Atlantic Ocean southwest of Ireland.

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References[edit]

  • Preston, Antony (1971). 'V & W' Class Destroyers 1917-1945. London: Macdonald. OCLC 464542895. 
  • Raven, Alan; Roberts, John (1979). 'V' and 'W' Class Destroyers. Man o' War 2. London: Arms & Armour. ISBN 0-85368-233-X. 
  • Winser, John de D. (1999). B.E.F. Ships Before, At and After Dunkirk. Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-91-6. 

Coordinates: 50°17′N 8°48′W / 50.283°N 8.800°W / 50.283; -8.800