HMS Westcott

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
HMS Westcott
Vessel Type: 
Destroyer
GRT: 
1,100
Draught For'd: 
7' 6"
Draught Aft: 
13' 6"
Year Built: 
1918
Arrival Date: 
08/04/1946
Breakup Started: 
04/05/1946
Date First Beaching: 
10/02/1946
Breakup Completed: 
01/05/1947
Original Builder: 
William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, Scotland
Original Yard No.: 
1083
Other Information: 

Admiralty W-Class Destroyer for the Royal Navy.                     Pennant No. D-47                Complement :  110
 
December 1916 :  Ordered
30-03-1917  :  Keel Laid
14-02-1917  :  Launched
12-04-1918  :  Completed
 
Dimensions :  312' 0"   x   29' 6"   x   9' 0"
Displacement  :  1,100 tons
 
Propulsion  :   Two Brown-Curtis geared steam turbines driving twin shafts to deliver 27,000 SHP / 35 knots
Boilers  :  3 x Yarrow-Type Watertube Boilers
 
During WWII, HMS Westcott was used in an anti-submarine role as well as for the supporting of numerous Atlantic and Malta convoys.  She was the first Royal Navy vessel to be equipped with the new 'Hedgehog' anti-submarine mortar weaponry.  In 1943 she was converted for long-range escort duty.
 
HMS Westcott was withdrawn from operational service in June 1945.  She was sold to BISCO for breaking purposes and arrived at the WSSCL facility in Troon in Aoril 1946.
 
 

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