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HMS Euryalus - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Euryalus

Name : HMS Euryalus
Laid Down : 21st October 1937
Launched : 6th June 1939
Completed : 30th June 1941
Type : Cruiser
Class : Dido
Builder : Chatham
Country : UK
Pennants : 42, C42
Fate : Scrapped 18th July 1959

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HMS Euryalus, August 1943.


HMS Euryalus passing through the Suez Canal to join the Mediterranean Fleet, 1939.

Timeline Entries :


21st October 1937 - Laid down at Chatham Dockyard.
21st October 1937 - Laid down at Chatham Dockyard
6th October 1939 - Launched
6th October 1939 - Pennant Number 42
20th March 1940 - Sailed Alexandria on "Operation save Malta"
30th June 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
October 1942 - Deployed as escort for Convoy MW13 to Malta from Egypt (Operation PORTCULLIS)
9th June 1943 - Bombardment of Pantelleria
November 1944 - British Pacific Fleet
November 1944 - Capt. R. S. Warne, CBE
16th January 1945 - Formed Part of Force 63
30th August 1945 - Arrived Hong Kong
11th March 1946 - At Hong Kong
4th August 1946 - Off Hong Kong
31st July 1951 - Arrived Abadan
25th January 1952 - Capt. P.L. Collard in Command
25th January 1952 - Sailed Malta
25th August 1952 - Searched for missing Hermes aircraft off Sicily
1959 - Broken up

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HMS Euryalus by Ivan Berryman.

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