HMS Venetia (D 53)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Ordered||30 Jun 1916|
|Laid down||2 Feb 1917|
|Launched||29 Oct 1917|
|Commissioned||19 Dec 1917|
|Lost||19 Oct 1940|
|Loss position||51° 33'N, 1° 10'E|
The British destroyer HMS Venetia (D 53) lost on 19 Oct 1940 in position 51° 33'N, 1° 10'E.
HMS Venetia (Lt.Cdr. Desmond Lisburn Curtis Craig, RN) was mined and sunk about 12 nautical miles north-east of Margate, Kent, England in position 51º33'N, 01º10'E.
Commands listed for HMS Venetia (D 53)
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|1||Cdr. John William Musgrave Eaton, RN||31 Jul 1939||13 Oct 1939|
|2||Cdr. Guy Robert Pilcher, RN||13 Oct 1939||20 Nov 1939|
|3||Lt. John Henry Eaden, RN||20 Nov 1939||27 Mar 1940|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Bernulf Henry de Clegg Mellor, RN||27 Mar 1940||25 May 1940|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Desmond Lisburn Curtis Craig, RN||25 May 1940||19 Oct 1940 (+)|
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