HMS Warwick (D25)

Casualty List

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: Admiralty V & W 
Pennant: D 25 
Mod: Long range escort 
Built by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Laid down: 10 Mar, 1917 
Launched: 28 Dec, 1917 
Commissioned: 18 Mar, 1918 
Complement: 134
Lost: 20 Feb, 1944 (Cdr. D.A. Rayner, R.N.V.R.) was torpedoed and sunk off Trevose Head, north Cornwall, south west England in position (50.27'N, 05.23'W) by the German submarine U-413. (Poel)
History: Reconstruction to Long Range Escort finished in May 1943.

16 Sep, 1939
At 08.15 hours the German submarine U-31 torpedoes and sinks the British merchant Aviemore (4026 BRT) some 220 miles southwest of Cape Clear in position 49.11N, 13.38W. The C.O. (Cdr. Denys Arthur Rayner, DSC, VD, RNVR)and 22 crew members were lost. Eleven crew members were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Warwick (Lt. Cdr. M.A.G. Child, RN.) and landed at Liverpool on the 18th. This was the first attack on a convoy in World War II.

19 Aug, 1940
Just before 0200 hours on 19 August 1940 the British merchant ship Ampleforth (4576 BRT), a straggler from convoy OA-199, was torpedoed and sunk by U-101 west of the Hebrides in position 56.10N, 10.40W. Nine crew members were lost. The master and 28 crew members were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Warwick (Lt. Cdr. M.A.G. Child, RN.) and landed at Liverpool.

Commanding Officers:
Lt.Cdr. M.A.G. Child, RN
14 July 1939 14 January 1942

Cdr. Y. McCleves, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR
14 January 1942 30 October 1943

Cdr. Denys Arthur Rayner, DSC, VD, RNVR
30 October 1943 - 20 February 1944 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 20 Feb, 1944 by U-413 (Poel).

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