HMS Whitley (L 23)
Destroyer of the Admiralty V & W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Admiralty V & W|
|Built by||Doxford Shipyard (Sunderland, U.K.)|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1916|
|Laid down||Jun 1917|
|Launched||13 Apr 1918|
|Commissioned||14 Oct 1918|
|Lost||19 May 1940|
|Loss position||51° 09'N, 2° 39'E|
The British destroyer HMS Whitley (L 23) lost on 19 May 1940 in position 51° 09'N, 2° 39'E.
Reconstruction to Fast Escort at Chatham Dockyard was completed in October 1938.
On 19 May 1940 HMS Whitley (Lt.Cdr. Guy Neville Rolfe, RN) was badly damaged by German aircraft and beached between Nieuport and Ostend. She was later sunk by HMS Keith in position 51º09'04"N, 02º39'34"E.
Commands listed for HMS Whitley (L 23)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Eric Hart Dyke, RN||24 Jun 1939||11 Dec 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Guy Neville Rolfe, RN||11 Dec 1939||19 May 1940|
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