H.M.S. Widnes (1918)

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H.M.S. Widnes (1918)
Admiralty Pendant Number: 3448[1]
Pendant Number: T.6# (Sep 1918)
T.1# (Nov 1919)[2]
Builder: Napier & Miller[3]
Ordered: mid 1917[4]
Launched: 28 Jun, 1918[5]
Sunk: 17 Oct, 1943[6]
Fate: as German UJ.2109
H.M.S. Widnes was one of one hundred and fourteen Hunt Class minesweepers completed for the Royal Navy.


Widnes paid off at Malta on 28 November, 1919.[7]

She paid off to a C. & M. Party on 17 October, 1924.[8]

Widnes was reduced to Reserve on 7 February, 1926.[9]

The ship was re-commissioned with reserve complement at Malta on 26 September, 1929.[10]

She was again re-commissioned into Reserve at Malta on 13 January, 1937.[11]


See Also


  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 115.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. "#" denotes Numeral pendant here. p. 115.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 115.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 98.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 115.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 115.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 900.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 289.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 289.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 292.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 292.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 943.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 900.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 292.


Hunt Class Minesweeper
Ailsa Design
Belvoir Bicester Blackmorevale Cotswold Cottesmore
Cattistock Croome Dartmoor Garth Hambledon
Heythrop Holderness Meynell Muskerry Oakley
Pytchley Quorn Southdown Tedworth Zetland
Admiralty Design
Aberdare Abingdon Albury Alresford Beaufort
Collinson Appledore Leamington Badminton Bagshot
Barnstaple Swindon Banchory Bloxham Bradfield
Burslem Goole Blackburn Bootle Caerleon
Camberley Carstairs Caterham Battle Fermoy
Forfar Bury Cheam Gretna Harrow
Havant Huntley Instow Gaddesden Gainsborough
Northolt Clonmel Elgin Sherborne Tiverton
Tonbridge Tralee Tring Truro Uppingham
Verwood Wem Wexford Craigie Derby
Dorking Dundalk Dunoon Fairfield Forres
Cupar Sutton Fareham Faversham Ford
Rugby Irvine Kendal Kinross Lydd
Longford Marlow Mistley Monaghan Mallaig
Malvern Marazion Munlochy Nailsea Newark
Repton Weybourne Pangbourne Penarth Petersfield
Pinner Pontypool Prestatyn Radley Ross
Salford Saltash Saltburn Selkirk Shrewsbury
Sligo Widnes Yeovil Stafford Stoke
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