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HMS Gambia - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Gambia

Name : HMS Gambia
Laid Down : 24th July 1939
Launched : 30th November 1940
Completed : 21st February 1942
Type : Cruiser
Class : Fiji
Builder : Swan Hunter
Country : UK
Pennants : 48, C48
Fate : Scrapped 1968

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Timeline Entries :


1906 - Renamed from Boscawen
30th November 1940 - Launched
30th November 1940 - Pennant Number 48
21st February 1942 - Completed
November 1942 - Deployed to the Far East
May 1943 - Returned to the UK
September 1943 - Loaned to New Zealand
12th November 1943 - Sailed Scapa Flow
16th April 1944 - Task Force 69
16th April 1944 - Sailed Trincomalee
27th August 1945 - At Sagami Bay
1946 - Returned to the Royal Navy
9th April 1947 - Arrived Kure
15th August 1947 - Sailed Kure
March 1950 - Recommissioned
3rd April 1950 - Arrived Gibraltar
11th April 1950 - Arrived Malta
13th May 1950 - Arrived Benghazi
29th May 1950 - At Plymouth
7th June 1950 - Arrived Alexandria
7th June 1950 - Arrived Malta
18th June 1950 - Arrived Port Said
21st June 1950 - Arrived Beirut
24th June 1950 - Arrived Famagusta
1st July 1950 - Arrived Athens
13th July 1950 - Arrived Marmarice
22nd July 1950 - Arrived Malta
29th August 1950 - Sailed Malta
30th August 1950 - Arrived Thormina
1st September 1950 - Arrived Taranto
15th September 1950 - Arrived Toulon
19th September 1950 - Arrived Marseilles
23rd September 1950 - Arrived Anzio
10th October 1950 - Arrived Trieste
17th October 1950 - Arrived Malta
3rd January 1951 - Arrived Dragomesti
10th February 1951 - Arrived Bizrata
23rd February 1951 - Arrived Gibraltar
4th March 1951 - Arrived Mauritius
2nd May 1951 - Arrived Bahrain
25th October 1951 - At Port Said
10th November 1951 - At Port Said
24th November 1951 - Capt. L.F. Durnford Slater in Command
24th November 1951 - Arrived Malta
14th December 1951 - Sailed Malta for Port Said
8th January 1952 - At Port Said
16th January 1953 - Searched for Crashed Lancaster off Malta
15th June 1953 - Participated in 1953 Coronation Review
12th August 1953 - Diverted to Greece to aid the earthquake victims
14th August 1953 - Assisted Greek troops to put out raging fires on Zante
3rd May 1954 - At Malta for the visit of Queen Elizabeth
6th September 1954 - Sailed Malta for Summer Cruise
6th September 1954 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral J.P.L. Reid
4th October 1954 - Arrived Malta
8th October 1954 - Capt. W. Evershed in Command
8th October 1954 - Sailed Malta with the Emperor of Ethiopia
14th October 1954 - Arrived Portsmouth
15th October 1954 - Review in the Presence of the Emperor of Ethiopia
1957 - Captain E. T. L. Dunsterville in Command
21st May 1957 - Joined Home Fleet at Invergordon
27th May 1957 - Review of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
28th May 1957 - Visit of H.M. The Queen
22nd July 1957 - Arrived Bergen
28th July 1957 - Sailed Bergen
16th September 1957 - Sailed the Clyde for N.A.T.O. Exercise
17th October 1957 - Sailed Chatham
21st November 1957 - Arrived Gibraltar. Sailed same day
26th November 1957 - At Port Said
28th November 1957 - Arrived Aden
1st December 1957 - Recommissioned
6th December 1957 - Arrived Bahrain
10th December 1957 - Sailed Bahrain
16th December 1957 - Arrived Aden
January 1958 - Commenced Indian Cruise
30th January 1958 - Sailed Trincomalee for Madras
30th January 1958 - Arrived Aden
March 1958 - Completed Indian Cruise
3rd March 1958 - Sailed Colombo
5th March 1958 - Arrived Male
9th March 1958 - Sailed Male
15th March 1958 - Arrived Bombay
14th May 1958 - At Trincomalee for Commencement of Exercise "Jet 58"
July 1958 - Commenced East African Cruise
5th July 1958 - At Trincomalee for Completion of Exarcise "Jet 58"
9th July 1958 - Arrived Diego Garcia. Sailed same day
13th July 1958 - Arrived Rodriguez
15th July 1958 - Sailed Rodriguez
16th July 1958 - Arrived Mauritius. Sailed same day
18th July 1958 - Arrived Mombassa
19th July 1958 - Sailed Mombassa
22nd July 1958 - Arrived Bahrain
August 1958 - Completed East African Cruise
24th August 1958 - Sailed Bahrain for the UK
24th August 1958 - Sailed Bahrain
26th August 1958 - At Muscat
2nd September 1958 - Sailed Aden
7th September 1958 - Through Suez
10th September 1958 - Arrived Malta
12th September 1958 - Sailed Malta
18th September 1958 - Arrived Chatham
24th November 1959 - At Gibraltar
December 1959 - Arrived Portsmouth
14th February 1960 - Arrived Male
14th February 1960 - Capt. W.J. Munn in Command
4th March 1960 - Arrived Port Louis Mauritius with aid after Cyclone
21st November 1960 - Arrived Rotterdam
25th November 1960 - Sailed Rotterdam
1968 - Scrapped

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