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HMS Diadem - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Diadem

Name : HMS Diadem
Laid Down : 15th December 1939
Launched : 26th August 1942
Completed : 6th January 1944
Type : Cruiser
Class : Bellona
Builder : Hawthorn Leslie
Country : UK
Pennants : 84, C84
Fate : To Pakistan (Babur) 1956
Later became : PNS Babur

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HMS Diadem, November 1948.


HMS Diadem, November 1948.


HMS Diadem, May 1949.


HMS Diadem with submarine Tantalus alongside.

Timeline Entries :


15th December 1939 - Laid down at Hawthorn Leslie (Hebburn)
15th December 1939 - Laid down
26th August 1942 - Launched
26th August 1942 - Pennant Number 84
6th January 1944 - Commissioned
6th January 1944 - Commissioned
4th April 1944 - 10th Cruiser Squadron
24th April 1944 - Flagship of the 10th Cruiser Squadron
4th June 1944 - 10th Cruiser Squadron
4th June 1944 - Sailed Greenock
6th June 1944 - Participated in the Normandy Landings
6th June 1944 - At Normandy Landings
12th June 1944 - To Portsmouth for ammunitioning
20th June 1944 - Flagship of Vice Admiral F.H.G. Dalrymple-Hamilton
20th June 1944 - Capt E.G.A. Clifford in Command
1st May 1945 - Arrived Scapa Flow
7th March 1946 - Sailed Portland
11th March 1946 - Arrived Gibraltar
12th March 1946 - Sailed Gibraltar
22nd March 1946 - Arrived Trinidad
26th March 1946 - Sailed Trinidad
27th March 1946 - Arrived Grenada
30th March 1946 - Arrived St. Vincent
30th March 1946 - Sailed Grenada
2nd April 1946 - Sailed St. Vincent
3rd April 1946 - Arrived St. Kitts
5th April 1946 - Sailed St. Kitts
8th April 1946 - Arrived Bermuda
10th April 1946 - Sailed Bermuda
18th April 1946 - Arrived Portland
25th June 1947 - In the North Sea for air defence exercises with the RAF
23rd September 1948 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral Russell
23rd September 1948 - Sailed Portland for Home Fleet Cruise
28th January 1949 - Arrived Portland to prepare for the Spring Cruise to Gibraltar
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 - Flagship of Admiral Sir Rhoderick McGrigor
1956 - Sold to Pakistan

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Last edited : 19:14, March 15, 2011
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