HMS Worcester (D 96)
Destroyer of the Admiralty Modified W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty Modified W|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Laid down||20 Dec 1918|
|Launched||24 Oct 1919|
|Commissioned||20 Sep 1922|
Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard.
On 23 December 1943, HMS Worcester (Lt. John Anthony Hodnot Hamer, RN) was damaged after hitting a mine off Smith's Koll in the North Sea. She was declared a constructive total loss since she was beyond econimical repair. She became an accomodation ship in May 1944 and was renamed Yeoman in June 1945. Sold to be broken up for scrap on 17 September 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Worcester (D 96)
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|1||Cdr. John Hamilton Allison, RN||12 Mar 1940||22 Jun 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Ernest Colin Coats, RN||22 Jun 1940||25 Jan 1941|
|3||Capt. Thomas Edgar Halsey, DSO, RN||25 Jan 1941||15 May 1941|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Ernest Colin Coats, RN||15 May 1941||9 Jul 1942|
|5||Lt.Cdr. William Anthony Juniper, RN||9 Jul 1942||12 Feb 1943|
|6||Lt. John Anthony Hodnot Hamer, RN||12 Feb 1943||Feb 1944|
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Noteable events involving Worcester include:
12 Dec 1942
The British destroyers HMS Whitshed, HMS Worcester and HMS Vesper, the British escort destroyers HMS Brocklesby and HMS Albrighton, and the Norwegian escort destroyer Eskdale attacked German shipping in the English Channel. Eskdale torpedoed and sank Sperrbrecher 144/Beijerland (387 BRT) west of Le Treport, France in position 50°05'N, 01°09'E and Whitshed torpedoed and sank Sperrbecher 178/Gauss (1236 BRT) north-east of Dieppe, France in position 50°04'N, 01°09'E. (see map)