HMS Versatile (D 32)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||30 Jun 1916|
|Laid down||31 Jan 1917|
|Launched||31 Oct 1917|
|Commissioned||11 Feb 1918|
Reconstruction to Long Range Escort at the Grangemouth Dry Dock Co. was finished in September 1943.
HMS Versatile is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy list
Sold to be broken up for scrap in June 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Versatile (D 32)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Thomas Andrew Hussey, RN||15 Jun 1939||Jun 1940|
|2||Cdr. (retired) John Henry Jauncey, RN||Jun 1940||29 Apr 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Jack Barrington Palmer, RN||29 Apr 1941||Nov 1942|
|4||Lt. Denis Guy Douglas Hall-Wright, RN||Nov 1942||early 1943|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Stuart Corlett, DSC, RN||1 Sep 1943||Dec 1943|
|6||Lt. Gilbert Charles Potter, DSC, RN||Dec 1943||3 Oct 1944|
|7||Lt. Alfred Lee Harper, RN||3 Oct 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Versatile include:
27 Jun 1940
About 150 nautical miles off Ushant, HMS Versatile (Cdr. J.H. Jauncey, RN (retired)) picks up 13 survivors from the British special service vessel HMS Cape Howe. The Q-ship, disguised as Prunella, has been torpedoed and sunk on 21 June 1940 by German U-boat U-28 in position 49°44'N, 08°52'W.