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| Name :
HMS Fiji |
Laid Down : 30th March 1938
Launched : 31st May 1939
Completed : 5th May 1940
Type : Cruiser
Class : Fiji
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Pennants : 58
Fate : Sunk 22nd May 1941
First of the Crown Colony class to enter service, and the class is known as the Fiji or Colony class.
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HMS Fiji, 1941.
HMS Fiji. (P)
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Timeline Entries :
30th March 1938 - Laid Down at John Brown and Co, Clydebank
31st May 1939 - Pennant Number 58
31st May 1939 - Launched
28th December 1939 - Capt. W G Benn in Command
4th June 1940 - Sailed the Clyde for Bermuda and work up
10th June 1940 - Arrived Bermuda
11th June 1940 - Commenced Patrol off Martinique
12th July 1940 - Completed patrol. Sailed for Greenock
23rd July 1940 - Arrived Greenock for repairs
10th August 1940 - Sailed Greenock for Scapa Flow
20th August 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
23rd August 1940 - Allocated for "Operation Menace"
31st August 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
1st September 1940 - Torpedoed by U-Boat and returned to Greenock for repairs
1st September 1940 - Escorted by HMS Javelin to Clyde for repair
16th December 1940 - Capt. P B R W William-Powlett in Command
March 1941 - Joined the 10th Crusier Squadron
27th March 1941 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Iceland Faroes patrol
18th April 1941 - Sailed Freetown
5th May 1941 - Sailed Gibraltar
12th May 1941 - Joined the 15th Cruiser Squadron
12th May 1941 - Arrived Alexandria
15th May 1941 - Landed troops on Crete
22nd May 1941 - Sunk
Database Currently Holds : 6274 ships and 6289 crew!
Last edited : 16:17, March 22, 2011
By : jbryce1437
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