HMS Wessex (1918) DD  (1st)

This the first ship to carry the name HMS Wessex was a W Class, destroyer.

Built by Hawthorn Leslie, laid down 23-Mar-1917, launched 12-Mar-1918, and commissioned 11-May-1918.

Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.

Bombed and sunk 24-May-1940 off Calais.

Won the Battle Honour: Atlantic 1939-40.


Other HMS Wessex
- 1st  HMS Wessex
- 2nd HMS Wessex
- 3rd HMS Wessex
- 4th HMS Wessex

- W Class (1917) DD
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This page last edited - 19 February, 2013.

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