Allied Warships

HMS Wishart (D 67)

Destroyer of the Admiralty Modified W class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassAdmiralty Modified W 
PennantD 67 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
OrderedJan 1918 
Laid down18 May 1918 
Launched18 Jul 1919 
CommissionedJun 1920 
End service 

HMS Wishart is not listed as an active unit in the October 1944 Navy List

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 20 March 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Wishart (D 67)

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1Cdr. Thomas Leslie Bratt, RNFeb 1939Aug 1939
2Lt.Cdr. Edward Tyndale Cooper, RN30 Jun 193916 Sep 1941
3Cdr. Humphrey Gilbert Scott, RN16 Sep 19412 Jun 1943
4Cdr. Alan FitzRoy Campbell, OBE, RN2 Jun 194314 Jul 1943
5Lt. Francis Nigel Featherston Johnston, RN14 Jul 194325 Jul 1943
6Lt. John Arundell Holdsworth, RN25 Jul 1943Mar 1944
7Lt. Victor John Manwaring, RNMar 1944mid 1944

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Notable events involving Wishart include:

27 Dec 1939
The German merchant Gl?cksburg (2680 GRT) was intercepted by HMS Wishart (Cdr. E.T. Cooper, RN) and was run aground by her crew near the Chipiona light vessel, Spain.

12 Apr 1941
The British merchant St. Helena is torpedoed and sunk about 100 nautical miles south-west of Freetown in position 07°50'N, 14°00'W by German U-boat U-124. HMS Wishart (Cdr. E.T. Cooper, RN) later picks up 41 survivors.

27 Jun 1941
The Italian submarine Glauco was sunk west off Gibraltar in position 35°00'N, 12°41'E by the British destroyer HMS Wishart (Cdr. E.T. Cooper, RN).

2 May 1942
German U-boat U-74 was sunk by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Wishart (Cdr. H.G. Scott, RN) and HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN) east of Cartagena, Spain, in position 37°16'N, 00°01'E.

24 Feb 1944
German U-boat U-761 was scuttled in the Strait of Gibraltar north of Tangier, in position 35°55'N, 05°45'W, after being badly damaged by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Wallace, DSC, RN) and HMS Wishart (Lt. J.A. Holdsworth, RN), a British Catalina (202 Sqn RAF/G) and two US Catalina aircraft (VP-63 USN/P-14 & P-15).

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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