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HMS Cleopatra - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Cleopatra

Name : HMS Cleopatra
Laid Down : 5th January 1939
Launched : 27th March 1940
Completed : 5th December 1941
Type : Cruiser
Class : Dido
Builder : Hawthorn Leslie
Country : UK
Pennants : 33
Fate : Scrapped 1958

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HMS Cleopatra, November 1942.


HMS Cleopatra, November 1948.


HMS Cleopatra, June 1953.


HMS Cleopatra, 1941.


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Timeline Entries :


5th January 1939 - Laid down
5th January 1939 - Laid down at Hawthorn Leslie (Hebburn)
20th March 1940 - Sailed Alexandria on "Operation save Malta"
27th March 1940 - Pennant Number 33
27th March 1940 - Launched
5th December 1941 - Commissioned
5th December 1941 - Commissioned
13th June 1942 - Sailed from Alexandria to join Convoy MW11 which had sailed earlier from Egypt (Operation VIGOROUS).
14th June 1942 - Met convoy and came under air attacks. Under threat of attack by U77
15th June 1942 - Under attack by German E-Boats
12th August 1942 - Bombarded Rhodes
18th November 1942 - Sailed Alexandra to provide cover for passage of Convoy MW13 to Malta.
13th December 1942 - Deployed and carried out successful attack on convoy off Tunisia.
24th April 1945 - At Scapa Flow
12th May 1945 - Arrived Malta
15th May 1945 - Sailed Malta
29th May 1945 - Sailed Malta
4th June 1945 - Sailed Malta
10th June 1945 - Arrived Alexandria
23rd September 1948 - Sailed Portland for Home Fleet Cruise
3rd December 1948 - Off West Coast of Africa
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 - Completed combined exercises off Gibraltar
15th May 1949 - Arrived Oporto
22nd May 1950 - Captain R. F. Nichols in Command
22nd May 1950 - Comenced Exercise " Activity "
26th May 1950 - Completed Exercise Activity
27th May 1950 - Arrived Brest
30th May 1950 - Sailed Brest
21st November 1950 - At Dover to welcome the Queen of the Netherlands
24th January 1952 - Sailed Benghazi
24th January 1952 - Capt. J. Grant in Command
16th March 1952 - At Malta
15th August 1952 - Arrived Malta
15th June 1953 - Participated in 1953 Coronation Review
1958 - Broken up

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