HMS Watchman (D 26)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1916|
|Laid down||17 Jan 1917|
|Launched||2 Dec 1917|
|Commissioned||26 Jan 1918|
Reconstruction to Long Range Escort finished in August 1943.
Scrapped in July 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Watchman (D 26)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Vernon Hammersley-Heenan, RN||17 Jun 1939||5 Feb 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Edward Campbell Lacy Day, RN||5 Feb 1940||4 Jul 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. John Malcolm Rodgers, RN||4 Jul 1942||mid 1943|
|4||Lt.Cdr. George Herbert Derik Williams, RN||Aug 1943||14 Mar 1944|
|5||Lt. Charles Edward Sheen, DSC, RN||14 Mar 1944||27 May 1944|
|6||T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Richard Clarke, DSC, RNVR||27 May 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Watchman include:
7 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-1195 was sunk in the English Channel in position 50°33'17N, 00°56'09"W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Watchman (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Clarke, DSC, RNVR).