HMS Vansittart (D 64)
Destroyer of the Admiralty Modified W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty Modified W|
|Built by||William Beardmore & Co. (Dalmuir, Scotland)|
|Laid down||1 Jul 1918|
|Launched||17 Apr 1919|
|Commissioned||5 Nov 1919|
Reconstruction to Long Range Escort finished in June 1943.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 25 February 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Vansittart (D 64)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Richard George Kirby Knowling, RN||31 Jul 1939||1 Oct 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, RN||1 Oct 1939||6 Nov 1939|
|3||Lt.Cdr. William Charles Bushell, RN||6 Nov 1939||17 Jan 1940|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Walter Evershed, RN||17 Jan 1940||30 Aug 1940|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Richard Lindsay Stephen Gaisford, RN||30 Aug 1940||28 Apr 1942|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Johnston, RN||28 Apr 1942||13 Dec 1943|
|7||Lt.Cdr. John Douglas Hayes, DSO, RN||13 Dec 1943||20 Mar 1944|
|8||Lt. Harry Edgecombe, RN||30 May 1944||mid 1944|
|9||T/Lt. Walter James Parker, RNR||mid 1944||15 Jul 1945|
|10||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Kennedy Blair Sylvester Brown, OBE, RNVR||15 Jul 1945||late 1945|
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Noteable events involving Vansittart include:
1 Jul 1940
German U-boat U-102 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 48°33'N, 10°26'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Knowling, RN).