Allied Warships

HMS Wager (R 98)

Destroyer of the W class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassW 
PennantR 98 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
OrderedDec 1941 
Laid down20 Nov 1942 
Launched1 Nov 1943 
Commissioned14 Apr 1944 
End service 
History

Transferred to Yugoslavia in 1956 being renamed Pula.  

Commands listed for HMS Wager (R 98)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Roland Chisnell Watkin, RN28 Feb 1944early 1946

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Notable events involving Wager include:


12 Oct 1944
During 12 and 13 October, HMS Shalimar (Lt. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN), conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises. Paractice attacks were made on HMS Wager (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Watkin, RN) and HMS Wessex (Lt.Cdr. R. Horncastle, RN). (1)

27 Oct 1944
During 27 and 28 October 1944, HMS Spirit (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN), conducted exercises off Trincomalee with HMS Indomitable (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN), HMS London (Capt. R.V. Symonds-Tayler, DSC, RN), HMS Cumberland (Capt. P.K. Enright, RN), HMS Lewes (T/Lt. M.H. Grylls, SANF(V)), HMS Whelp(Cdr. G.A.F. Norfolk, RN) and HMS Wager (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Watkin, RN). These included night exercises. (2)

Media links


British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18731
  2. ADM 173/18789

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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