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HMS Cairo - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Cairo

Name : HMS Cairo
Laid Down : 17th November 1917
Launched : 19th November 1918
Completed : 23rd September 1919
Type : Cruiser
Class : Capetown
Builder : Cammell Laird
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 1st ship with this name.
Pennants : D87, I97
Fate : Sunk 12th August 1942

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HMS Cairo, late 1930s


HMS Cairo, 1919.


HMS Cairo, 1933.


HMS Cairo, 1933.


HMS Cairo, 1933.


HMS Cairo, 1933.


HMS Cairo, 1933.


HMS Cairo, 1933.


HMS Cairo


HMS Cairo in dry dock at Malta


HMS Cairo.

Timeline Entries :


28th November 1917 - Laid down
19th November 1918 - Launched
20th December 1919 - Sailed Malta for Alexandria
9th June 1920 - Arrived Hankow
31st December 1921 - Arrived Singapore
31st January 1922 - Arrived Shanghai
31st January 1922 - Capt. Hugh S. Currey in Command
18th March 1929 - Exercising off North Africa Coast
19th March 1929 - Arrived Pollensa Bay
11th April 1929 - Arrived Golfe Juan
23rd April 1929 - Sailed Golfe Juan
25th April 1929 - Arrived Palermo
2nd May 1929 - Sailed Palermo
15th July 1932 - Capt. G.H. D'O. Lyon Assumed Command
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. E. P. Vivian in Command
1st October 1932 - Captain G. H. D'O. Lyon. Commodore 2nd Class
1st October 1932 - Flagship, Destroyers, Home Fleet
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta for Pollensa Bay
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
28th March 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth
14th June 1933 - Commodore G.H. D'O. Lyon in Command
14th June 1933 - Arrived Malmo
23rd June 1933 - Arrived Stockholm
12th November 1933 - Arrived Penzance Bay
13th January 1934 - Sailed Portsmouth for Arosa Bay
16th January 1934 - Arrived Arosa Bay
19th January 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
7th February 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar for Algiers
9th February 1934 - Arrived Algiers
16th February 1934 - Arrived Algiers
20th February 1934 - Sailed Algiers for Gibraltar
20th February 1934 - Comm. G.H. D'O Lyon in Command
20th February 1934 - Sailed Algiers
22nd February 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
1st March 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
27th March 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
18th June 1934 - Arrived Korsor
28th June 1934 - Sailed Korsor
5th July 1934 - Sailed Kallundborg Fjord
1st August 1934 - Capt. G.S. Arbuthnot Assumed Command
17th October 1934 - Arrived Rosyth
2nd November 1934 - Arrived Portland
29th December 1934 - Out of Dockyard hands at Portsmouth
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th January 1935 - Arrived Arosa Bay
20th January 1935 - Sailed Arosa Bay for the West Indies
25th April 1935 - Comm. E.C.O. Thomson in Command
25th April 1935 - Commissioned as Flagship of the Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas
24th May 1935 - Arrived Scapa Flow
19th June 1935 - Arrived Portland
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
11th October 1935 - Arrived Dundee
17th October 1935 - Sailed Dundee
11th February 1936 - Arrived Gibraltar
20th July 1936 - Arrived Plymouth
9th September 1936 - Arrived Hull
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
25th September 1936 - Sailed Rosyth for Invergordon
25th September 1936 - Arrived Invergordon
14th October 1936 - Sailed Invergordon
25th January 1937 - Arrived New York as part of Home Fleet Spring Cruise
5th March 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
28th April 1937 - Arrived Portland
7th May 1937 - 1937 07th May Cairo At Greenwich
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Portland
18th June 1937 - Sailed Portland for Korsor
28th June 1937 - Arrived Stockholm
11th July 1937 - Arrived Torbay
13th July 1937 - Sailed Torbay for exercises
16th July 1937 - Arrived Portland
22nd July 1937 - Sailed Portland for Sheerness
23rd July 1937 - Arrived Sheerness
26th October 1937 - Sailed Gibraltar for UK to pay off into reserve
29th October 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
10th November 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth for Sheerness
11th November 1937 - Arrived Chatham
11th November 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
3rd May 1938 - Cdr. O.W. Cornwallis in Command
3rd September 1939 - At Portland
10th September 1939 - Operating with Dover Command
19th September 1939 - Channel Force
19th September 1939 - Channel Force
3rd October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby and arrived back later the same day.
9th October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties
11th October 1939 - Arrived Grimsby
21st October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duty and arrived back the same day.
23rd October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties
25th October 1939 - Arrived Grimsby
27th October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties and arrived back later the same day.
31st October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby and arrived back later that same day
1st November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties and arrived back the same day
2nd November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties and arrived back later the same day
3rd November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby
6th November 1939 - Arrived at Rosyth
6th November 1939 - Arrived at Rosyth to strengthen the air defences
9th November 1939 - Arrived Rosyth for refuelling
13th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth
26th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth on escort duty
26th November 1939 - Escorted Convoy ON.3. Detached same day
28th November 1939 - Arrived in the Thames
5th December 1939 - Sailed the Thames
6th December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Loch Ewe
7th December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe to provide protection for damaged battleship HMS Nelson
4th January 1940 - Completed anti-aircraft guard duty at Loch Ewe and departed, Scapa Flow
6th January 1940 - Arrived Sheerness
8th January 1940 - Arrived Chatham for repairs
19th January 1940 - Sailed Sheerness on escort duties
20th January 1940 - Arrived in the Humber
31st January 1940 - Sailed Immingham on patrol.
3rd February 1940 - Collided with steamer Lulonga entering the Humber
10th February 1940 - Sailed the Hymber
11th February 1940 - Joined Convoy ON.11
12th February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.11
12th February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.11
13th February 1940 - Arrived at Scapa Flow
15th February 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Sullom Voe.
21st February 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe
21st February 1940 - Joined Convoy ON.14
22nd February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
1st March 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe to join Convoy ON.16
2nd March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.16
9th March 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe and joined Convoy ON.18
10th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.18
12th March 1940 - Returned to Scapa Flow with sea damage
12th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow to provide close support for convoy ON.19
15th March 1940 - Covered Convoy ON.20
17th March 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe after sustaing sea damage
20th March 1940 - Joined Convoy HN.20 as air cover
20th March 1940 - Protecting Convoy HN.20
21st March 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe
24th March 1940 - Provided close support for Convoy ON.22
27th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.22
29th March 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe
27th August 1940 - Deployed as escort for HM Auxiliary Minelayers Southern Prince, Port Napier, Port Quebec and Menestheus of 1st Minelaying Squadron
12th June 1942 - Joined the convoy (Operation Harpoon) for Malta.
12th August 1942 - Sunk

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