HMS Wellington (L 65 / U 65)
Sloop of the Grimsby class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Pennant||L 65 / U 65|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||1 May 1933|
|Laid down||25 Sep 1933|
|Launched||29 May 1934|
|Commissioned||24 Jan 1935|
Sold 6 February 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Wellington (L 65 / U 65)
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|1||Cdr. Richard Edmund Hyde-Smith, RN||7 Nov 1938||26 Oct 1940|
|2||Cdr. Ian Hamilton Bockett-Pugh, RN||26 Oct 1940||Feb 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. William Francis Roderick Segrave, RN||Feb 1941||24 Oct 1942|
|4||Lt. Louis George Toone, RN||24 Oct 1942||4 Mar 1943|
|5||Lt.Cdr. John Treasure Jones, RD, RNR||4 Mar 1943||15 Jun 1943|
|6||Cdr. George Arthur Thring, DSO, RN||15 Jun 1943||13 Apr 1944|
|7||T/Lt. Clement Archibalt Shillan, RNVR||13 Apr 1944||Apr 1944|
|8||Cdr. George Arthur Thring, DSO, RN||Apr 1944||21 Sep 1944|
|9||A/Lt.Cdr. Arthur Hague, RNR||21 Sep 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Wellington include:
1 Oct 1940
The British passenger ship Highland Patriot is torpedoed and sunk about 500 nautical miles west of Bishop Rock in position 52°20'N, 19°04'W by German U-boat U-38. HMS Wellington (Cdr. R.E. Hyde-Smith, RN) later picks up 169 survivors.
21 May 1942
HMS Wellington (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN) picks up 61 survivors from the British tanker Montenol that is torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-159 about 140 nautical miles east-south-east of Santa Maria, Azores in position 36?41'N, 22?45'W.
HMS Wellington also picks up 10 survivors from the British merchant New Brunswick that was also torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-159 about 140 nautical miles east-south-east of Santa Maria, Azores in position 36?53'N, 22?55'W.
19 Jul 1942
HMS Wellington (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN) picks up 41 survivors from the British merchant Lavington Court that is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-564 about 200 nautical miles north of the Azores in position 42°38'N, 25°28'W.