HMS Wakeful (ii) (R 59)
Destroyer of the W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Laid down||3 Jun 1942|
|Launched||30 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||17 Feb 1944|
Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1952-1953.
Scrapped at Inverkeithing in July 1971.
|Former name||HMS Zebra|
Commands listed for HMS Wakeful (ii) (R 59)
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|1||Lt. George Dudley Pound, DSC, RN||17 Jan 1944|
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Notable events involving Wakeful (ii) include:
23 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN), HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN), HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) and HMS Opportune (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO and Bar, RN). (1)
26 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Javelin (Lt.Cdr. P.B.N. Lewis, DSC, RN), HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN) and HMCS Sioux (A/Lt.Cdr. E.E.G. Boak, RCN). (1)
- ADM 173/19314
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.