HMS Watchman


The Ship

Sold for Scrap 23 July 1945

Admiralty W-Class destroyer ordered from John Brown of Clyde bank under the 1916-17 Programme in the 10th Order on 9 December 1916. The ship was laid down on 17th January 1917 and launched on 2 December 1917. She was the 1st RN warships to carry the name. After completion on 26th January 1918 she served in the Grand Fleet. This ship was deployed in the Baltic during 1919 and was in action against Russian warships. In 1921 she was in the 1st Destroyer Flotilla and later placed in Reserve. Brought forward for service in 1939 the ship was deployed at Gibraltar for contraband control and convoy defence duty. Following a successful WARSHIP WEEK National Savings campaign during November 1941 she was adopted by the civil community of Erlerley Hill then part of Staffordshire.

May 1945 - Withdrawn from operational service after VE-Day and paid off into Reserve.

June 1945 - Placed on the Disposal List.

23 July 1945 - Sold to T W Ward for breaking-up.

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