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HMS Duke of York - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Duke of York

Name : HMS Duke of York
Laid Down : 5th May 1937
Launched : 28th February 1940
Completed : 4th November 1941
Type : Battleship
Class : King George V
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 2nd ship with this name.
Pennants : 17, I17, B2 BPF
Fate : Scrapped at Faslane, Scotland on the 18th February 1958.

HMS Duke of York was built at Clydebank and launched of the 28th January 1940, she served most of world war two in the home fleet, (1940 to 1945) serving with the Murmansk Convoys and also took part in the sinking of the Scharnhorst on 26th December 1943. In August 1945 she was transferred to the Pacific to operate against the Japanese. She entered the reserve fleet in 1949 and was scrapped at Faslane, Scotland on the 18th February 1958.

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HMS Duke of York, August 1946.


HMS Duke of York, August 1946.


King George VI on board HMS Duke of York in 1940.


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HMS Duke of York.


HMS Duke of York.

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HMS Warrior and HMS Duke of York, May 1950.

Timeline Entries :


5th May 1937 - Laid down at John Browns
28th February 1940 - Launched
28th February 1940 - Pennant Number 17
15th April 1941 - Capt. Cecil Halliday Jepson Harcourt in Command
4th November 1941 - Commissioned
11th February 1942 - Working up
1st March 1942 - Escort for Russian Convoy PQ 12 and return QP 08 to Iceland
20th March 1942 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral A.T.B. Curteis
29th September 1942 - Capt. George Elvey Creasy in Command
22nd March 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
25th March 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
25th March 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
17th May 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
24th May 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
7th July 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Operation Camera
3rd August 1943 - Arrived Scapa Flow
6th August 1943 - Capt. Brian Betham Schofield in Command
9th December 1943 - Capt. the Hon. Guy Herbrand Edward Russell in Command
26th December 1943 - Engaged German Battleship Scharnhorst
26th December 1943 - Sighted and Attacked Scharnhorst
26th December 1943 - Participated in the Battle of North Cape
3rd September 1944 - Capt. Andrew Dacres Nicholl in Command
November 1944 - British Pacific Fleet
November 1944 - Capt. A. D. Nicholl, CBE, DSO
24th April 1945 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Gibraltar
30th April 1945 - Arrived Gibraltar
12th May 1945 - Sailed Malta
18th May 1945 - Sailed Malta
21st May 1945 - Sailed Malta
22nd May 1945 - Arrived Malta
24th May 1945 - Arrived Malta
2nd June 1945 - Arrived Malta
30th July 1945 - Out of Dock at Sydney
27th August 1945 - At Sagami Bay
27th August 1945 - At Sagami Bay
28th August 1945 - Flagship of Admiral Fraser
28th August 1945 - At Sagami Bay
1st February 1947 - South of the Isle of Wight for Home Fleet Review by the King
25th June 1947 - In the North Sea for air defence exercises with the RAF
21st July 1947 - Home Fleet Review on the Clyde
21st July 1947 - Flagship of Admiral Sir Neville Syfret
26th July 1947 - Sailed Clyde. Exercises in North Sea
23rd September 1948 - Sailed Portland for Home Fleet Cruise
16th November 1948 - Arrived Norfolk Va.
23rd November 1948 - Sailed Norfolk Va.
3rd December 1948 - Off West Coast of Africa
13th December 1948 - Arrived Portsmouth after exercises
13th December 1948 - Flagship of Admiral Sir Rhoderick McGrigor
28th January 1949 - Flagship of Admiral Sir Rhoderick McGrigor
28th January 1949 - Arrived Portland to prepare for the Spring Cruise to Gibraltar
28th January 1949 - Capt. C.R.L. Parry in Command
4th February 1949 - Arrived Gibraltar
7th March 1949 - Commenced combined exercises otf Gibraltar
9th March 1949 - Arrived Gibraltar
9th March 1949 - Completed combined exercises off Gibraltar
9th March 1949 - Exercising off Gibraptar
9th March 1949 - Carried out exercises off Gibraltar
15th March 1949 - Arrived Lisbon
30th January 1956 - In reserve at Gareloch
1957 - Sold For Scrap

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