Naval History by Country :
|VIEW ALL OF OUR CURRENT ART SPECIAL OFFERS ON ONE PAGE HERE|
|NAVAL ART||AVIATION ART||MILITARY ART||SPORT ART|
| Name :
HMS Lion |
Laid Down :
Launched : 8th October 1957
Type : Cruiser
Class : Tiger
Builder : Scotts
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 19th ship with this name.
Pennants : C34
Fate : Renamed (ex - Defence) 8th October 1957. Sold for scrap 12th February 1975.
Was previously : HMS Defence
HMS Lion Photos for Sale
HMS Lion completing, April 1960.
HMS Lion, 1960.
HMS Lion, at breakers, June 1975.
HMS Lion. (P)
Timeline Entries :
24th June 1942 - Pennant C34
24th June 1942 - Laid down
2nd September 1944 - Launched
1946 - Laid up at Gareloch in Scotland
20th July 1953 - Commissioned at Wallsend-On-Tyne
15th October 1954 - Work would resumed
22nd May 1958 - Fire broke out whilst completing
20th July 1959 - Commissioned
20th July 1959 - Completed
20th July 1959 - Captain J.E. Scotland in Command
22nd July 1959 - Sailed Wallsend for acceptance trials
2nd August 1959 - Arrived Portsmouth
16th February 1960 - Sailed Portsmouth
20th March 1960 - Arrived Portsmouth
14th April 1961 - Sailed for the Mediterranean
15th June 1961 - Arrive Malta
19th July 1961 - Commenced F.O.F. Mediterranean's Inspection
21st July 1961 - Completed F.O.F. Mediterranean's Inspection
25th October 1961 - Arrived in the UK
24th November 1961 - Sailed Portsmouth for South American Cruise
24th November 1961 - Flagship of Vice Admiral Sir Nicholas A Copeman
24th November 1961 - Capt. J.F. Scotland in Command
15th December 1961 - Arrived Rio de Janeiro
22nd January 1962 - Arrived Callao Peru
21st February 1962 - Arrived UK
25th April 1962 - Capt. Sir Ian Lachlan Mackay McGeoch Assumed Command
1964 - Placed in reserve at Devonport
February 1964 - Capt. Sir Ian Lachlan Mackay McGeoch Relinquished Command
September 1964 - Present at the Maltese Independence celebrations.
10th August 1965 - Fleet Review in The Clyde
1972 - Placed on the disposal list
15th May 1973 - Arrived at Rosyth and was stripped of parts and equipment for use with Tiger and Blake
12th February 1975 - Sold for breaking up
HMS Lion Artwork Collection
Tiger, Lion and Blake 1942-1986 - The Royal Navys Last Cruisers by Neil McCart
Database Currently Holds : 6271 ships and 6288 crew!
Last edited : 17:43, April 2, 2011
By : jbryce1437
Everything we obtain for this site is shown on the site, we do not have any more photos, crew lists or further information on any of the ships.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE. ALL IMAGES DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW, AND ARE OWNED BY CRANSTON FINE ARTS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. NO REPRODUCTION OR COPYING ALLOWED ON OTHER WEBSITES, BOOKS OR ARTICLES WITHOUT PRIOR AGREEMENT.
Sign Up To Our Newsletter!
This website is owned by Cranston Fine Arts. Torwood House, Torwoodhill Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G848LE
Contact: Tel: (+44) (0) 1436 820269. Fax:
(+44) (0) 1436 820473. Email: