HMS Wrestler  D35

Casualty List

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: Admiralty V & W 
Pennant: D 35 
Mod: Long range escort 
Built by: Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.)
Laid down: July, 1917 
Launched: 25 Feb, 1918 
Commissioned: 15 May, 1918 
Complement: 134
End service: 6 June 1944 Mined off Normandy (Juno beach)  (c 49-30'N, 0-30'W) and declared a constructive total loss. Sold to be broken up for scrap on 20 July 1944. 
 
History: 18 Oct, 1940
The Italian submarine Durbo was sunk east of Gibraltar by the British destroyers HMS Firedrake, HMS Wrestler and 2 London flying boats (RAF 202Sqn.)

2 May, 1942
The German submarine U-74 was sunk east of Cartagena, Spain, in position 37.32N, 00.10E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Wishart and HMS Wrestler, and depth charges from a British Catalina aircraft (Sqdn. 202/C).

15 Nov, 1942
The German submarine U-98 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Gibraltar in position 36.09N, 07.42W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wrestler.

Commanding Officers:
Lt.Cdr. Edmund Neville Vincent Currey, RN
21 August 1939 28 September 1940
DSC awarded on 24 September 1939

Lt. Eric Lister Jones, RN
28 September 1940 7 December 1941
Promoted to Lt.Cdr. on 8 September 1941
DSC awarded on 25 October 1940

Lt. Reginald William Beecroft Lacon, DSC, RN
7 December 1941 still in command in July 1944 according to the Navy List
Promoted to Lt.Cdr. on 16 January 1944

HMS Wrestler is not listed as active unit in the October 1944 Navy List 

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