HMS Walpole (D41)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Builder:||William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland|
|Laid down:||May 1917|
|Launched:||12 February 1918|
|Commissioned:||7 August 1918|
|Motto:||Fari quod aentiaa: ' Speak as you feel'|
|Fate:||Damaged by mine on 6 January 1945
Sold for scrapping on 8 February 1945
|Notes:||Pennant number: D41|
|Badge:||On a Field Black, an Antelope's head Silver, collared blue and gold, armed and chained gold|
|Tons burthen:||1,400 tons|
|Length:||312 ft (95.1 m) length overall
300 ft (91.4 m) between perpendiculars
|Beam:||29 ft 6 in (9.0 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft (2.7 m) standard
13 ft 11 in (4.2 m) maximum
|Propulsion:||3 Yarrow-type Water-tube boilers, Brown-Curtis steam turbines, 2 shafts, 27500 shp|
|Range:||3,500 nmi (6,480 km) at 15 knots|
|Armament:||4 × QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mk V guns
The ship was built under the 1916-17 Programme in the 10th Destroyer order. Walpole was assigned to the 13th Destroyer Flotilla in the Grand Fleet after completion, and served until almost the end of the Second World War. Her role was mostly convoy escort duties, but she took part in two combined arms operations (Operations Amsterdam and Jubilee) and the D-day landings (Operation Neptune). She hit a mine on 6 January 1945 and was subsequently declared a Constructive Total Loss and broken up in Grays, Essex in March 1945.
- 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.