HMAS Waterhen (D22)

HMAS Waterhen (D22)

HMS "Waterhen" (D22/I22) was a W class destroyer laid down by Palmers Shipbuilding and Engineering Company at Jarrow-on-Tyne on 3 July 1917, launched on 23 March 1918, completed on 17 July 1918 and commissioned into the Royal Navy. She was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy at Portsmouth on 11 October 1933 and commissioned as HMAS "Waterhen". [ [ - Allied Warships - Destroyer HMAS Waterhen of the Admiralty V & W class ] ]

HMAS "Waterhen" departed for Australia on 17 October 1933 and arrived in Sydney on 21 December 1933. She was paid off into reserve on 9 October 1934 but recommissioned on 14 April 1936 and served on the Australia Station, was decommissioned on 1 June 1938 and again re-commissioned on 1 September 1939 upon the outbreak of World War II.

"Waterhen" served in the Mediterranean as part of the famous Scrap Iron Flotilla. She was involved in the evacuation of Greece in April 1941.

HMAS "Waterhen" was severely damaged during an attack by 12 German and 7 Italian dive bombers off Sollum in North Africa on 29 June 1941. HMS "Defender" took her in tow but, at 0150 on 30 June 1941, "Waterhen" rolled over and sank. She was the first ship of the Royal Australian Navy to be lost by enemy action in World War II.cite book |last=MacDougall |first=Anthony K. |title=Australians at war: a pictoral history |origyear=1991 |edition=2nd (revised and expanded) |year=2002 |publisher=The Five Mile Press |location=Noble Park, Vic |isbn=1-86503-865-2 |oclc= |doi= |id= |pages=pg 217]


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