HMS Wager (R 98)
Destroyer of the W class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Laid down||20 Nov 1942|
|Launched||1 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||14 Apr 1944|
Transferred to Yugoslavia in 1956 being renamed Pula.
Commands listed for HMS Wager (R 98)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Roland Chisnell Watkin, RN||28 Feb 1944||early 1946|
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Notable events involving Wager include:
12 Oct 1944
During 12 and 13 October, HMS Shalimar (Lt. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN), conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises. Paractice attacks were made on HMS Wager (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Watkin, RN) and HMS Wessex (Lt.Cdr. R. Horncastle, RN). (1)
27 Oct 1944
During 27 and 28 October 1944, HMS Spirit (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN), conducted exercises off Trincomalee with HMS Indomitable (Capt. J.A.S. Eccles, RN), HMS London (Capt. R.V. Symonds-Tayler, DSC, RN), HMS Cumberland (Capt. P.K. Enright, RN), HMS Lewes (T/Lt. M.H. Grylls, SANF(V)), HMS Whelp(Cdr. G.A.F. Norfolk, RN) and HMS Wager (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Watkin, RN). These included night exercises. (2)
- ADM 173/18731
- ADM 173/18789
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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