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HMS Hawkins a Cavendish Light Cruiser Class of the Royal Navy the class  included: HMS Hawkins, HMS Cavendish, HMS Effingham, HMS Frobisher, HMS  and HMS Raleigh.  These Light Cruisers did not see service during world war one, 

HMS Hawkins was built by Parsons at Chatham and launched 1st October 1917. During world war two she served with the  South Atlantic fleet 1940 - 1941, transferred tot he East Indies fleet 1941 - 1942, Eastern Fleet from 1942 to 1944,  and back to the Home Fleet in 1944, became a training ship in 1944 to 1945 until going into reserve after the second world war. finally scrapped at Dalmuir, Scotland in December 1947.

 

Displacement:   9,800tons (     Speed: 30.5kt    Complement: 400 increasing to 437 as a Flagship.

Armament: Eight 4 inch anti-aircraft guns and four 2pdr anti-aircraft guns.   Eight 0.5 inch machine guns.

 

HMS Hawkins, 1925.

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HMS Hawkins, October 1932.

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HMS Hawkins, July 1935.

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HMS Hawkins, laid up, May 1946.

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HMS Hawkins, laid up, May 1946.

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HMS Hawkins.

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HMS Hawkins.

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HMS Hawkins at Singapore c.1920

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HMS Hawkins c.1920.

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HMS Hawkins

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HMS Hawkins at Korea c.1923/24.

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The bow of HMS Hawkins

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Visitors on board at Masampo, Korea.

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A Sampan visits the ship at Chefoo, 21st June 1928.

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HMS Hawkins at Wei Hai Wei, c.1920.

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HMS Hawkins entering dry dock.  We think this is probably Muscat Harbour in Oman, but not entirely certain.

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HMS Hawkins at Shanghai, c.1920

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Some of the crew of HMS Hawkins at Kyoto, Japan.

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HMS Hawkins.

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Officers and Men of HMS Hawkins.

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Christmas on HMS Hakwins, c.1922.

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Some of the crew of HMS Hawkins

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A Crew member of HMS Hawkins

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HMS HAWKINS

The ensign flown by H.M.S.Hawkins on D-Day (Operation Overlord) is to be handed over to T.S.Hawkins (Stockport Sea Cadets) for safe keeping, at a special service to be held at Portsmouth Cathedral on Sunday 22nd February 2004 at about 11.00 hrs. Anyone interested is welcome to come along.

RONALD WALTER FORMSTON AB P/JX161646. My late father served on HMS Hawkins from 24th November 1939 to 3rd January 1942. I would be interested in hearing from anybody who knew him. I think he was a gunner. He passed away in 1979. Thanks. Contact me at formston@tac.co.au 

McEWAN.. My father served on HMS Hawkins 1940-1945 as a stoker. I would be interested in hearing from anybody who knew him. Contact Peter McEwan at Ppewan@aol.com   

 

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