HMS Wolverine (L78)

Casualty List

Type: Destroyer
Class: Admiralty Modified W 
Pennant: L78
Built by: J. S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.) 
Ordered: Jan, 1918 
Laid down: 8 Oct, 1918 
Launched: 17 Jul, 1919 
Commissioned: 27 Jul, 1920 
History:  

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 28 January 1946

  8 Mar, 1941
HMS Wolverine (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rowland, RN) attacked the German submarine U-A with depth charges south off Iceland. This attack is often credited to have resulted in the loss of the famous U-47 but this is not true.

5 Apr, 1941
The German submarine U-76 was sunk south of Iceland, in position 5835'N, 2020'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wolverine (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rowland, RN) and the British sloop HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. A.P. Northney, RN). (see map)

12 Aug, 1942
The Italian submarine Dagabur was rammed and sunk north off Algiers, Algeria by the British destroyer HMS Wolverine (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Gretton, OBE, DSC, RN).

11 Apr, 1943
The British merchant Empire Whimbrel is torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-181 about 420 nautical miles south-west of Freetown in position 0231'N, 1555'W. The British destroyers HMS Wolverine (Lt. T.K. Edge-Partington, RN) and HMS Witch (Lt.Cdr. S.R.J. Woods, RNR) later pick up 53 survivors.

2 Jul, 1943
The British merchant Empire Kohinoor is torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-618 about 250 nautical miles south-west of Freetown in position 0620'N, 1630'W. HMS Wolverine (Cdr. J.M. Money, RN) later picks up survivors.

 

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