HMS Winchester (L55)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Class and type:||Admiralty W-class destroyer|
|Builder:||J. Samuel White, East Cowes, Isle of Wight|
|Laid down:||12 June 1917|
|Launched:||1 February 1918|
|Completed:||29 April 1918|
|Identification:||Pennant number L55|
|Motto:||'Valour makyth the man'|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap in March 1946|
|Badge:||On a Field, Party per fess Silver and red., in chief a Tudor rose red in base a castle Silver.|
|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
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)|
Winchester was ordered by J. Samuel White and Company, Cowes, on the Isle of Wight as part of the 1916-1917 fleet program 10 order. Her keel was laid on 12 June 1917 and she was launched on 1 February 1918. The ship was completed in 29 April 1918.
Completed towards the end of the First World War, Winchester went on to be part of operations against the Bolsheviks in the Baltic Sea. After the Second World War the ship was placed on the reserve list, and was sold in March 1946. The ship was scrapped in Inverkeithing.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
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