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HMS Winchester in August 1942

HMS Winchester (pennant number L55) was an Admiralty W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. It served in the First World War and the end of the Second World War.


The vessel was ordered by J. Samuel White and Company, Cowes, on the Isle of Wight as part of the 1916-1917 fleet program 10 order. Its keel was laid on 12 June 1917 and the ship was launched in 1 February 1918. The ship was completed in 29 April 1918.

The ship served at the end of the First World War and after the operations against the Bolsheviks in the Baltic Sea. After the Second World War the ship was placed on the reserve list, and was sold in March 1946. The ship was scrapped in Inverkeithing.

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