HMS Windsor (D 42)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1916|
|Laid down||Apr 1917|
|Launched||21 Jun 1918|
|Commissioned||28 Aug 1918|
HMS Windsor is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 4 March 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Windsor (D 42)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Peter Douglas Herbert Raymond Pelly, RN||1 Nov 1939||9 Jul 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. George Pepys Huddart, RN||9 Jul 1940||Jan 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. John Montagu Granville Waldegrave, DSC, RN||1 Apr 1941||13 Jan 1942|
|4||Lt. Derick Henry Fellowes Hetherington, DSC, RN||13 Jan 1942||May 1943|
|5||Lt. Lionel Robert Patrick Lawford, RN||May 1943||4 Apr 1945|
|6||Lt. John Valentine Brothers, RN||4 Apr 1945||May 1945|
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Notable events involving Windsor include:
13 May 1940
In the evening HMS Windsor (Lt.Cdr. P.D.H.R. Pelly, RN) evacuated the Government of the Netherlands from Hook of Holland to Britain after the Netherlands had been invaded by Germany on 10 May.
1 Jul 1940
HMS Vesper (Lt.Cdr. W.E.F. Hussey, DSC, RN) and HMS Windsor (Cdr. P.D.H.R. Pelly, RN) together pick up 111 survivors from the British merchant Beignon that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-30 about 300 nautical miles west of Ushant in position 47°20'N, 10°30'W.
8 Dec 1940
HMS Windsor (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Huddart, RN) is mined off Aldeburgh. She is repaired at Chatham Dockyard. Repairs are completed on 24 April 1941.