HMS Whirlwind (D 30)
|Name||HMS Whirlwind (D 30)|
|Type:||Destroyer (Admiralty V & W)|
|Completed||1918 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Date of attack||5 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)|
|Position||50.17N, 08.48W - Grid BF 1286|
|Complement||? men (59 dead and ? survivors).|
|Notes on loss|
At 18.26 hours on 5 Jul, 1940, HMS Whirlwind (D 30) (LtCdr J.M. Rodgers, RN) was hit underneath the bridge by one G7e torpedo from U-34 about 120 miles west of Lands End. The U-boat had spotted the destroyer at 15.30 hours and missed her with two torpedoes at 17.13 hours. The ship immediately lost her forepart while the rest remained afloat and was later scuttled by HMS Westcott (D 47) after picking up the survivors. The commander, one officer and 57 ratings were lost.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 58 people who were on this vessel|
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