HMS Viscount (D 92)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||30 Jun 1916|
|Laid down||20 Dec 1916|
|Launched||29 Dec 1917|
|Commissioned||4 Mar 1918|
Reconstruction to Long Range Escort finished in December 1941.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 20 March 1945. Scrapped on 27 May 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Viscount (D 92)
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|1||Lt. Michael Southcote Townsend, RN||24 Aug 1939||mid 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Valentine Waterhouse, RN||9 Dec 1941||18 Jul 1943|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Leslie Ernest Woodhouse, RN||18 Jul 1943||early 1945|
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Noteable events involving Viscount include:
2 Dec 1940
HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) picks up survivors from the British armed merchant cruiser HMS Forfar that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 about 500 nautical miles west of Ireland in position 54°35'N, 18°18'W.
HMS Viscount also picks up 16 survivors from the British merchant Kavak that is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-100 about 340 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°00'N, 19°30'W.