HMS Wishart (D 67)
Destroyer of the Admiralty Modified W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty Modified W|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Laid down||18 May 1918|
|Launched||18 Jul 1919|
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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|1||Cdr. Thomas Leslie Bratt, RN||Feb 1939||Aug 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Edward Tyndale Cooper, RN||30 Jun 1939||16 Sep 1941|
|3||Cdr. Humphrey Gilbert Scott, RN||16 Sep 1941||2 Jun 1943|
|4||Cdr. Alan FitzRoy Campbell, OBE, RN||2 Jun 1943||14 Jul 1943|
|5||Lt. Francis Nigel Featherston Johnston, RN||14 Jul 1943||25 Jul 1943|
|6||Lt. John Arundell Holdsworth, RN||25 Jul 1943||Mar 1944|
|7||Lt. Victor John Manwaring, RN||Mar 1944||mid 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).