HMS Whitehall (D 94)
Destroyer of the Admiralty Modified W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty Modified W|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend|
|Laid down||Jun 1918|
|Launched||11 Aug 1919|
|Commissioned||9 Jul 1924|
Completed by Chatham Dockyard.
Reconstruction to Long Range Escort finished in August 1942.
HMS Whitehall is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold to be broken up for scrap in October 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Whitehall (D 94)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Archibald Boyd Russell, RN||31 Jul 1939||early 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Robert Sydney Stafford, RN||7 Jul 1942||8 Oct 1942|
|3||Cdr. Charles Leigh de Hauteville Bell, RD, RNR||8 Oct 1942||1 Nov 1943|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Patrick James Cowell, DSC, RN||1 Nov 1943||21 Oct 1944|
|5||Lt. John Monroe, RN||21 Oct 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Whitehall include:
1 Jun 1940
During the evacuation of Dunkirk HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Russell, RN) is damaged by German aircraft. Repairs were completed at Plymouth on 26 August.
31 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-306 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 46°19'N, 20°44'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. C.L.de H. Bell, RD, RNR) and the British corvette HMS Geranium (T/Lt. A.R.J. Tilston, DSC, RNR).
30 Jan 1944
German U-boat U-314 was sunk in the Barents Sea south-east of Bear Island, Norway, in position 73°41'N, 24°30'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Cowell, DSC, RN) and HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN).
2 Sep 1944
German U-boat U-394 was sunk in the Norwegian Sea some nautical miles south-east of Jan Mayen island, Norway, in position 69°47'N, 04°10'E, by rockets and depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 825) from the British escort carrier HMS Vindex (Capt. H.T.T. Bayliss, RN), and the British destroyers HMS Keppel (Cdr. I.J. Tyson, DSO, DSC, RNR) and HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Cowell, DSC, RN) and the British sloops HMS Mermaid (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Mosse, RN) and HMS Peacock (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Stannard, VC, DSO, RNR).