HMS Wakeful (1944) DD  (2nd)

This the second ship to carry the name HMS Wakeful was a W Class (1943), destroyer leader. As destroyer leader she had slightly reduced armament to allow the increased complement and working space needed to control a flotilla.

Built by Fairfield, laid down 03-Jun-1942, launched 30-Jun-1943, and commissioned 17-Feb-1944.

On commissioning formed part of the 27th Destroyer Flotilla.

May-1944 operations for carrier raids off Norway.

To the Channel Jun-1944 for the Normandy landings. Followed Aug-1944 with Arctic convoy duty. Then Nov-1944 to the Indian Ocean as part of the 27th Destroyer Flotilla. Moving to the British Pacific Fleet, Jan-1945 for the remainder of the war.

Converted to a  Type 15 frigate 1953.

Sold 10-Jun-1971 and broken up at Inverkeithing.

Won the Battle Honours: North Sea 1944 and East Indies 1944.


Other HMS Wakeful
- 1st  HMS Wakeful
- 2nd HMS Wakeful
- 3rd HMS Wakeful

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This page last edited - 08 November, 2012.

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