HMS Winchelsea (D46)
Winchelsea during World War II
|Name:||HMS Winchelsea (D46)|
|Ordered:||9 December 1916|
|Builder:||J. Samuel White|
|Laid down:||25 May 1917|
|Launched:||15 December 1917|
|Fate:||Scrapped August 1945|
|Class & type:||W class destroyer|
In March 1945 she was de-commissioned and sold for scrap.
Events in history
2 November 1942 - 24 survivors were picked up from the British merchant Hartington. The boat had been torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-521, approximately 450 nautical miles (830 km) east of Belle Isle.
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