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HMS Argonaut - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Argonaut

Name : HMS Argonaut
Laid Down : 21st November 1939
Launched : 6th September 1941
Completed : 8th August 1942
Type : Cruiser
Class : Dido
Builder : Cammell Laird
Country : UK
Pennants : 61
Fate : Scrapped 1955

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HMS Argonaut, May 1947.

Timeline Entries :


21st November 1939 - Laid down
21st November 1939 - Laid down at Cammell Laird (Birkenhead)
6th September 1941 - Pennant Number 61
6th September 1941 - Launched At Cammell Laird ( Birkenhead )
12th June 1942 - Commissioned
August 1942 - Completed
8th August 1942 - Commissioned
13th August 1942 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Spitzbergen
13th August 1942 - Capt. Longley-Cook in Command
October 1942 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Support for Allied landings in North Africa (Operation Torch)
30th October 1942 - Arrived Gibraltar
1st December 1942 - 12th Cruiser Squadron
1st December 1942 - Joined Force Q
3rd December 1942 - Capt. E.W.L. Longley-Cooke in Command
3rd December 1942 - Engaged enemy convoy bound for Tunisia
13th December 1942 - Sailed Bone to intercept Axis convoy
14th December 1942 - Hit by two torpedoes from the Italian Submarine Mocenigo
4th April 1943 - Sailed Gibraltar for the USA
4th April 1943 - Capt. Haynes in Command
7th April 1943 - Arrived Ponta Delgada
8th April 1943 - Sailed Ponta Delgada
17th April 1943 - Arrived Bermuda
27th April 1943 - Sailed Bermuda
30th April 1943 - Arrived Philadelphia
13th November 1943 - Repairs completed at Philadelphia
December 1943 - Arrived UK
4th April 1944 - Joined 10th Cruiser Squadron
4th June 1944 - Sailed Greenock
4th June 1944 - 10th Cruiser Squadron
6th June 1944 - At Normandy Landings
6th June 1944 - Participated in the Normandy Landings
August 1944 - Transferred to the Mediterranean for Operation Dragoon
September 1944 - Moved to the Aegean
November 1944 - Ordered to Trincomalee
November 1944 - Capt. W. P. McCarthy
January 1945 - British Pacific Fleet
16th January 1945 - Formed Part of Force 63
25th August 1945 - At Leyte
4th September 1945 - Sailed Leyte
11th September 1945 - Sailed Kiirun Formosa
January 1946 - Decommissioned
6th July 1946 - Arrived Portsmouth
July 1955 - Broken up at Cashmore’s Shipyard in Newport, Gwent

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Last edited : 21:21, February 20, 2011
By : jbryce1437


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