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  HMS Afridi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
HMS Afridi was sold for scrap to F. Wilkinson on 9 December 1912.
The second HMS Afridi (L-07/F-07) was a Tribal class destroyer laid down by the High Walker Yard of Vickers Armstrong at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 9 June 1936, launched on 8 June 1937 by Lady Foster and commissioned on 3 May 1938.
HMS Afridi, commanded by Captain Philip Vian, RN, was attacked by enemy German Ju-87 dive bombers as she evacuated troops from Namsos and sank in the Norwegian Sea north-west of Namsos in Norway on 3 May 1940 with the loss of 100 men, including rescued troops and survivors from the sunken French destroyer Bison.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/h/hm/hms_afridi.html   (201 words)

 HMS Afridi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Afridi was a Tribal-class destroyer laid down by Sir W. Armstrong, Whitworth and Company at Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1905, launched on 8 May 1907 and completed on 10 September 1909.
Afridi was sold for scrap to F. Wilkinson on 9 December 1912.
She was sunk by German air attack on 3 May 1940 during the evacuation of British forces from Namsos in Norway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMS_Afridi   (179 words)

 HMS Sikh
HMS Sikh started her naval life with the 1st Destroyer Flotilla (1st D. Her builders trials commenced in August 1938 and after being fitted with a gyro-compass and other equipment at Chatham, England she was completed on 2 November 1938 even though she had been commissioned a month earlier.
In February 1939, HMS Afridi led Sikh and the rest of the flotilla to Gibraltar for exercises followed by individual cruises.
HMS Sikh, HMS Gurkha, HMS Afridi and HMS Mohawk were patrolling in the Red Sea when war broke out.
www.hmscavalier.org.uk /G82   (1135 words)

 HMS AFRIDI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
HMS AFRIDI'S acceptance trials took place on 29th April 1938 in a rising gale but all went well and she was accepted.
AFRIDI like all other RN Vessels in these waters, had broad, red, white and blue bands painted on `B' mounting so that Spanish Republican and Nationalist aircraft could identify the neutral British.
AFRIDI sailed for Alexandria, Egypt for a short stay then left to rejoin the 4th Destroyer Flotilla (4th D.F.) in Malta.
hmcshaida.ca /afridi.html   (414 words)

 HMS Afridi
Afridi like all other Royal Navy vessels in these waters, had broad, red, white and blue bands painted on \'B\' gun-mounting so that Spanish Republican and Nationalist aircraft could identify the neutral British.
Afridi sailed for Alexandria, Egypt for a short stay then left to rejoin the 4th Destroyer Flotilla (4th D. F.) in Malta.
Since Afridi was the common target for two aircraft coming in from each side, evasive manoeuvres were not possible.
www.hmscavalier.org.uk /F07   (427 words)

She joined HMS COSSACK'S division in January 1939 and was the last Tribal to go to war in the Mediterranean.
On 30th November, MAORI and HMS INGLEFIELD were on one of these patrols when they were ordered to help the submarine HMS TRIAD which was in difficulty off the coast of Norway.
That night, Nasmos was evacuated although HMS BISON and HMS AFRIDI were sunk during the subsequent withdrawal.
hmcshaida.ca /maori.html   (1296 words)

 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Destroyer HMS Afridi of the Tribal class
On 2 May 1940 at 0800hours, while escorting a convoy off the Norwegian coast, HMS Afridi (Capt. G.H. Creswell, RN) and the other ships around her were attacked by German Ju87 and Ju88 bombers.
Afridi joined HMS Grenade in rescuing survivors and in fighting off two more air attacks.
HMS Imperial came alongside and HMS Griffin stood by to carry out rescue work.
uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/4422.html   (516 words)

 3 May 1940
Retiring northwest from Namsos, Tribal class destroyer HMS AFRIDI and the French destroyer 'BISON' are sunk by Ju87s in the Norwegian Sea at 66 14N, 05 45E.
HMS Glorious hastily refuels and then departs at 1630 bound for Greenock, flying off 803 Squadron en-route (including the single unused Roc she had acquired on 30 April).
HMS Ark Royal also refuels and re-provisions, while Ark sends off her five Rocs to RNAS Hatston.
homepage.ntlworld.com /andrew.etherington/1940/05/03.htm   (573 words)

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H.M.S. Note difference in bridge structure to her ‘Hero’ class sisters.
HMS “Kempenfelt” by this time had transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy.
HMS “Faulknor,” Yarrow, 1935 and HMS “Exmouth,” Portsmouth Dockyard, 1935 sunk on the 21st of January 1940 by U-22 when off Moray Firth.
www.merchantnavyofficers.com /royalnavy5.html   (1307 words)

 The HMS Cossack Association - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She was laid down at Northfleet Yard on the Thames(commonly known as Pitcher's Yard),for the Russians, and named the VITYAS,but was seized by the owner of the yard, William Pitcher, on the outbreak of the Crimean War in April, 1854, and renamed HMS COSSACK.
The Fifth H.M.S. COSSACK was a Tribal Class destroyer and was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1938 on completion of her building at Vickers Armstrong on the Tyne.
H.M.S. COSSACK was, of course, named after the Cossack tribe from the steppes of Russia.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /hmscossack/history.htm   (2918 words)

 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Destroyer HMS Sikh of the Tribal class
On 21 May 1941, HMS Sikh, HMS Cossack, HMS Maori and HMS Zulu left the Clyde River to escort another troop convoy through the Western Approaches.
On 12/13th September, HMS Sikh (Capt. St.J.A. Micklethwait, R.N.) and HMS Zulu were supporting an assault off the coast of Africa.
G.H. Stokes, DSC, RN), HMS Maori (Cdr R.E. Courage, RN), HMS Legion (Cdr.
uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/4434.html   (1260 words)

Destroyers Afridi, Sikh, Matabele, Mashona and Nubian went alongside the Chrobry and Empress of Australia to transfer the York and Lancasters and Lincolnshire troops of 146th Infantry Brigade.
The Hallamshires endured an attack by 3 Stukas as the Afridi attempted to rejoin the evacuation convoy.
The deaths of the thirteen Hallamshires on the Afridi was a terrible blow to the battalion and their families.
www.irdp.co.uk /JohnCrook/norway.htm   (3282 words)

 Convoy HN 23A - warsailors.com
Afridi then called Cossack on power, asking if she had anything to communicate, but she did not.
HMS Afridi arrived off the entrance to Hovden at 19:00 on March 30, which was the time appointed for Convoy HN 23A to show up.
Afridi's commander mentions that the convoy guide, S.S. Regin (probably the Norwegian Regin - see HN 22) "proved unable to steer a course, nor to maintain her speed except in calm".
www.warsailors.com /convoys/hn23a.html   (1070 words)

 Paxman History Pages - Paxman and the Royal Navy
HMS Prince of Wales lost in action in December 1941.
The only one of her type built, HMS Bristol was commissioned in 1973 and withdrawn from service in 1991.
HMS Invincible was 'mothballed' in 2005, pending the construction of two new carriers for the Navy.
www.nelmes.fsnet.co.uk /paxman/paxmanRN.htm   (2609 words)

 BBC - WW2 People's War - Royal Navy Category
En route to Scapa Flow, Barham had a disastrous collision with HMS Duchess and was later torpedoed off the...
I first served as a stoker in the Tribal Class destroyer HMS Afridi which was bombed and sunk in the first...
The Sinking of HMS Curacao by the Queen Mary
www.bbc.co.uk /ww2peopleswar/categories/c1184/index_19.shtml   (664 words)

 Naval Actions and losses 1940
HMS Ivanhoe struck a mine and sank in the mouth of the River Texel.
Destroyer HMS Javelin of the 5th destroyer flotilla torpedoed by German destroyers Richard Beitzen, Lody and Galster in the Channel.
Destroyer HMS Hyperion struck a mine and was torpedoed by the destroyer HMS Janus.
www.wolftree.freeserve.co.uk /Naval/Naval_Actions_WW240.html   (1763 words)

 HMS Tartar Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1934, the British Admiralty evaluated the possible threats posed by the destroyers of the Japanese Fubuki class and the Italian Navigatori class.
On 10th March 1936, three days after the German troops marched into the Rhineland, orders for the first seven Tribals were sent out to the shipbuilders and in June 1936, the second batch was ordered.
On 9th June 1936, the keels of the first two Tribals (AFRIDI and COSSACK) were laid down at the Vickers-Armstrong High Walker Yard on the River Tyne.
www.hmstartar.co.uk /fact43.htm   (1332 words)

 German Submarine Losses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Attacked by HMS ATTACK and rammed by HMS ARIEL, Lt Cdr J.V. Creagh.
High-speed explosive paravane and D/C's from HMS CYCLAMEN.
The fate of this boat is uncertain but she may have been the U-boat D/C'd by the armed trawler CORMORANT IV and drifter YOUNG FRED 27 Jan N. of Ireland, or the one attacked by HMS P-68 on 30 Jan or by USS ALLEN on 2 Feb in the Irish Sea.
www.gwpda.org /naval/sml00001.htm   (1872 words)

 Convoy HN 7 - warsailors.com
At 15:30 that same day Afridi dropped a depth charge on a contact, Maori picking up the same contact later on, but was unable to confirm.
The convoy was brought in to Methil Roads at 15:30, still in thick fog, and was met by the pilot boat.
HMS Afridi, Maori, Tartar, Kandahar, Kashmir, Khartoum, Triton.
www.warsailors.com /convoys/hn7.html   (383 words)

 Tribal Class Destroyers
HMS Bedouin sustained gunfire damaged and was eventually sunk by an aircraft.
Was HMS Ashanti involved in the towing of a merchant vessel the Empire Might to Dakar in march 1943.
HMS Cossack, one of the fast Tribal class destroyers will always be remembered for the daring rescue of 300 prisoners of war from the German Altmark in Norwegian waters.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /tribal_class.htm   (2607 words)

 U-boat Losses
Also claimed to have been sunk in nets towed by drifter CHEERO, Lt W.F. Scott, on 23 Apr. This is hardly likely, however in view of the German records which show that she sailed from Zeebrugge on 25 May to lay mines off Orforness.
Sunk by the destroyer HMS MICHAEL, (HMS MORESBY assisted), forced to the surface and abandoned.
It is possible she was the U-boat D/C'd and rammed by HMS BASILISK and USS LYDONIA off Algiers on 8 May.
www.btinternet.com /~k.barltrop/u-boat_losses.htm   (1888 words)

 HMS Somali
When HMS Somali was completed, she spent most of January 1939 around Portland England carrying out torpedo and harbour
In April of 1940, Somali was with HMS Afridi and other Tribals when HMS Gurkha was lost in action.
HMS Eskimo and HMS Tartar were the last Home Fleet Tribals left.
www.mgbv8.org /hms_somali.htm   (764 words)

 wrecks libya HMS Sikh
The HMS Sikh was a Tribal-class British destroyer, built in Glasgow by A.Stephen and Sons during 1936, and launched during 1937.
On September 14, 1942, the HMS Sikh and the HMS Zulu supported a commandos attack on the Eastern coasts of Libya.
The HMS Sikh was hit by the gunfire of a coastal battery: the rudder was seriously damaged, a powder magazine exploded, and many Royal Marines standing for the attack were killed.
www.sportesport.it /wrecksLB022.htm   (541 words)

 BBC - WW2 People's War - Hesters Way Memories
When war broke out he was on war footing on the destroyer, HMS Afridi in the Red Sea, shadowing enemy ships.
One day when serving on the Queen Elizabeth battleship, in the mess he met one of only three seaman survivors of HMS Hood (in all 1413 men perished on The Hood when it was sunk by the Bismarck in the Atlantic).
On similar manoeuvres, HMS Jervis Bay, HMS Rawalpindi, and HMS Scotstown, armed merchant cruisers (AMCs) were all sunk by submarines or surface raiders while carrying out the same escort duties.
www.bbc.co.uk /ww2peopleswar/stories/71/a5245571.shtml   (1007 words)

 HMS Cossack RC Warship
H.M.S. The re-armament race of the 1930's led to the major powers beginning construction of destroyers up to 2,000 tons.
H.M.S. This model is constructed with a plated glass fibre hull, with all portholes and intakes moulded into the hull.
To assist in the location of the running gear, the propshaft and rudder exits are marked on the hull.
www.rchobby.co.uk /hms_cossack_rc_warship.htm   (347 words)

A French destroyer was hit and sank almost immediately.
picked up survivors, but an hour later she too was hit and men jumped from her burning deck onto another destroyer, HMS
At Scapa Flow the Lincolns transferred to another ship and they arrived at Glasgow on Wednesday 8th May 1940.
fourthlincolns.tripod.com /page3.html   (688 words)

She was joined with HMS Zulu to form HMS Zubian in 1916-17.
She was joined with HMS Nubian to form HMS Zubian in 1916-17.
Sent in by Robert King-Brown whose grandfather William Wallace King-Brown served on HMS Maori.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /tribal.htm   (901 words)

 "Arrowsmith" List of Pendant Numbers - part 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
D 00 [HMS Afridi ex-(H40), s:09/12/19, F. Wilkinson]
D 06 [HMS Nubian ex-(H70), bow wrecked:27/10/16 by torpedo from Ger.
H 25 [HMS Comet Dh/cl, B:FA, L:23/06/10, (H25:06/12/14), su:06/08/18, by Austrian S/M in Mediteranian]
www.gwpda.org /naval/s0430000.htm   (1100 words)

HMS Liverpool, Gen Alois Elias, Nebe Hueber Himmler and Mueller, Soviet battleship Marat, Gruman Martlet in RAF colours in the Western Desert.
Pictures/illustrations HMS Barham Lieut Commander J F van Dulm captain of a Dtuch submarine of Queen Wilhelmina's navy, Commander H F Bone DSO DSC on the coning tower of the Tigris, HMS Thanet.
Pictures/illustrations HMS Li Wo, S W Sharp, POW's at Kloein Bartelsee, P H martin, HMS Bickerton, Major L L Bearman, J Bentham, S Bell, Capt A Patterson DSO and G Smith of the Royal Daffodil, Roll of Honour:.
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A.H. Signalman, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows.
A.J. AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows.
S.E., AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows.
website.lineone.net /~stephaniebidmead/0079s.htm   (8061 words)

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