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  HMS Gurkha
Eventually arriving at Malta on 20th December 1938, Gurkha was assigned to the 1st Sub- Division of the 1st Tribal Destroyer Flotilla.
HMS Gurkha participated in the very first moves of the Norwegian Campaign sailing with HMS Afridi and a force of cruisers and destroyers from Rosyth, England on 7/8th April 1940.
Gurkha was the first Tribal and first British destroyer to be sunk by air attack.
www.hmscavalier.org.uk /F20   (482 words)

  
  HMS GURKHA - Find Friends from HMS GURKHA at Forces Reunited
Roger Backhouse was at HMS Gurkha between 1957 and 1980.
Austin Hendren was at HMS Gurkha between 1978 and 1985.
William Hunter was at HMS Gurkha between 1948 and 1983.
www.forcesreunited.org.uk /namearchive/units/HMSNames/HMS-Gurkha.html   (1124 words)

  
 HMS GURKHA
For most of the time thereafter, GURKHA worked closely with AFRIDI although there were occasions when she was on her own or with other ships.
On a snowy 9th March, GURKHA and NUBIAN were escorting a southbound convoy off the Shetlands when they met a northbound Norwegian convoy.
GURKHA participated in the very first moves of the Norwegian Campaign sailing with AFRIDI and a force of cruisers and destroyers from Rosyth, England on 7/8th April 1940.
hmcshaida.ca /gurkha.html   (442 words)

  
 HMS Gurkha - Biocrawler
The second Gurkha (L20/F20) was a Tribal-class destroyer laid down by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited, at Govan in Scotland on 6 July 1936, launched on 7 July 1937 and commissioned on 21 October 1938.
The third Gurkha (F63/G63) was an L class destroyer built by Cammell Laird and Co Ltd at Birkenhead.
The last Gurkha (F122) was a Tribal-class frigate, decommissioned from the Royal Navy in 1984, being sold to Indonesia.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/HMS_Gurkha   (184 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: HMS Albion (R07)
The eighth HMS Albion (R07) was a 22,000 ton Centaur-class light fleet carrier of the Royal Navy.
The first HMS Ark Royal was built at Deptford on the River Thames in 1587, to the order...at Deptford on the River Thames in 1587, to the order of Sir Walter Raleigh.
Her keel was laid down in 1944, with her being launched in May 1947, but she was not fully completed until May 1954, and after an initial work up with her air group, joined the Mediterranean Fleet in September that same year, becoming flagship of Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/HMS-Albion-%28R07%29   (512 words)

  
 ipedia.com: HMS Gurkha Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HMS Gurkha was a Tribal class destroyer laid down by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited, at Govan in Scotland on 6 July 1936, launched on 7 July 1937 and commissioned on 21 Oc...
HMS Gurkha (L-20/F-20) was a Tribal class destroyer laid down by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited, at Govan in Scotland on 6 July 1936, launched on 7 July 1937 and commissioned on 21 October 1938.
Gurkha served with the 1st Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean, on North Sea escort duty and in the Humber Striking Force, and attacked and sank the enemy German submarine U-53 south of the Faroe Islands on 23 February 1940.
www.ipedia.com /hms_gurkha.html   (147 words)

  
 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Destroyer HMS Gurkha (i) of the Tribal class
On a snowy 9th March, HMS Gurkha and HMS Nubian were escorting a southbound convoy off the Shetlands when they met a northbound Norwegian convoy.
The battleships HMS Nelson (Capt. G.J.A. Miles, RN with Admiral Forbes aboard) HMS Rodney (Capt. F.H.G. Dalrymple-Hamilton, RN) and the heavy cruiser HMS Devonshire (Capt. J.M. Mansfield, DSC, RN) escorted by the destroyers HMS Faulknor (Capt. C.S. Daniel, RN), HMS Fame (Cdr.
The light cruisers HMS Southampton (Capt. F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, RN), HMS Edinburgh (Capt. F.C. Bradley, RN) and HMS Aurora (Capt. G.B. Middleton, RN) escorted by the destroyers HMS Afridi (Capt. G.H. Creswell, DSC, RN), HMS Gurkha (Cdr.
uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/4424.html   (1027 words)

  
 Go2War2.nl - printversie
Het schip was dusdanig beschadigd dat het in Groot-Brittannië moest worden gerepareerd.
HMS Hursley nam het zinkende schip op sleeptouw, maar kon niet voorkomen dat het schip, in het zicht van de thuishaven Alexandrie, uiteindelijk zonk.
Tijdens deze actie werd HMS Punjabi beschadigd aan haar roer.
www.go2war2.nl /nld_print.asp?artikelid=714   (4479 words)

  
 HMS Gurkha (F20) - Biocrawler
HMS Gurkha (L-20/F-20) was a Tribal-class destroyer laid down by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited, at Govan in Scotland on 6 July 1936, launched on 7 July 1937 and commissioned on 21 October 1938.
Gurkha served with the 1st Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean, on North Sea escort duty and in the Humber Striking Force, and attacked and sank the enemy German submarine U-53 south of the Faroe Islands on 23 February 1940.
See HMS Gurkha for other ships of this name.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/HMS_Gurkha_%28F20%29   (102 words)

  
 Minor Navies of the World
Acquired 1948, Sunk 1st November 1956 by HMS Newfoundland, with 69 survivors.
Artemiz (Ex - HMS Sluys) with RMS Queen Elizabeth, November 1968.
HMS Natal with the Peruvian cruiser Almirante Grau, 1907.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /other_navies.htm   (2792 words)

  
 uboat.net - Allied Ships hit by U-boats - HMS Gurkha (G 63) (Destroyer)
At 06.17 hours on 29 Sep, 1941, HMS Gurkha (G 63) got a radar contact with the surfaced Italian submarine Diaspro (Dotta) in 37°32N/06°45E and was shortly thereafter missed by two torpedoes, which passed under the destroyer.
At 07.35 hours on 17 Jan, 1942, HMS Gurkha (G 63) (Cdr C.N. Lentaigne, RN) was hit by one torpedo from U-133 and caught fire from bow to stern.
HMS Gurkha (G 63) was escorting the Malta convoy MW-8B (four fast transports covered by Admiral Vian´s Mediterranean Fleet cruiser force), which arrived Malta on 19 January without further casualties.
www.uboat.net /allies/merchants/ship.html?shipID=1258   (294 words)

  
 Navy News - Letters to the Editor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HMS Gurkha was despatched to Almeria and Cartagena to visit British Consuls, then returned to Gibraltar and was joined by HMS Sikh to sail to Palma and Malta.
Gurkha came round onto a better course which promised better results but it meant that she became detached from the convoy and out of the smoke screen, The enemy aircraft immediately concentrated on her.
The Battleship HMS Prince of Wales was commissioned at Birkenhead, on the Mersey, on 18.1.41 and sailed to Rosyth on 28.1.41 anchoring in the Firth of Forth.
www.navynews.co.uk /letters/2006/0605/060524_01.asp   (4288 words)

  
 MaritimeDigital Archive Encyclopedia - Home > 003g Surface vessels (Post 1945) > Frigates (Steam powered) > British ...
HMS Eskimo (F119) was a Tribal-class frigate of the Royal Navy, built by J.S. Whites Shipbuilders of Cowes.
HMS Gurkha (F122) was a Tribal-class frigate of the Royal Navy.
Gurkha was often confronted by the aggressive Icelandic gunboats: she was rammed by the Icelandic gunboat Odin an astonishing four times in just one day, and in the following day, Gurkha was again in 'action' when she was rammed by the same gunboat three times.
www.ibiblio.org /maritime/photolibrary/index.php?cat=873   (2213 words)

  
 wrecks egypt HMS gurkha
On January 17, 1942, the HMS Gurkha was intercepted off Sidi Barrani by the German submarine U-133: the submarine torpedoed the British destroyer, and hit her in the fuel tanks.
The HMS Gurkha, anyway, was so damaged that had to be scuttled: she sank North of Sidi Barrani.
L' HMS Gurkha, tuttavia, aveva subito tali danni che dovette essere affondato a Nord di Sidi Barrani.
www.sportesport.it /wrecksEG023.htm   (408 words)

  
 Your Place And Mine - Antrim - WWII Tommy Shields
HMS Gurkha was detached from the convoy duties and sent to aid the evacuation of Norway and participated in the very first moves of the Norwegian Campaign sailing with HMS Afridi and a force of cruisers and destroyers from Rosyth on 7/8th April 1940.
One bomb hit Gurkha's aft end and blew a 40 foot hole in the starboard side and very soon the stern was awash and she had a 45 degree list to starboard.
HMS Gurkha was the first British destroyer to be sunk by air attack.
www.bbc.co.uk /northernireland/yourplaceandmine/antrim/A1167644.shtml   (2600 words)

  
 HMS Gurkha (G63)
HMS Gurkha (F63/G63) was an L class destroyer in Britain's Royal Navy during World War II.
However after the Tribal-class Gurkha was sunk in April 1940 the officers and men of the Gurkha Regiments each subscribed one day's pay to replace her and Larne was renamed before launching.
She was laid down on 18 October 1938, launched on 8 July 1940 by Mary, daughter of Winston Churchill, and completed on 18 February 1941.
www.1bx.com /en/HMS_Gurkha_(G63).htm   (180 words)

  
 Back to December 27th
Royal Navy had 8 ships involved in the attack: The cruiser HMS "Kenya".
(For those who has read about HMS Gurkha which I did a research on I can tell that Petty Officer Edward Reid was now aboard Kenya during this attack.
In the van was HMS "Kenya" and in line astern came the infantry landing ships.
homepage.ntlworld.com /andrew.etherington/articles/level1/vaagsoe_raid.htm   (623 words)

  
 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Destroyer HMS Gurkha (ii) of the L class
Originally named HMS Larne, renamed after the loss of the Gurkha-class destroyer HMS Gurkha (i).
The burning destroyer had to be scuttled north of Sidi Barrani in position 31º50'N, 26º15'E. HMS Gurkha had been escorting the Malta convoy MW-8B (four fast transports covered by Admiral Vian´s Mediterranean Fleet cruiser force), which arrived Malta on 19 January without further casualties.
Around 1030hours on 30 September 1941 the Italian submarine Adua (offsite link) was sunk north-west of Algiers in position 37º10'N, 00º56'E by the British destroyers HMS Gurkha (Cdr.
www.uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/4464.html   (344 words)

  
 NEWS ON THE VICTORIA CROSS
ORDINARY SEAMAN JOHN HENRY CARLESS VC - Royal Navy (HMS 'Caledon')
MAJOR JOHN COOK VC - 5th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army
CAPTAIN AGANSING RAI VC - 2nd Bn, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles
www.victoriacross.org.uk /bbnewsaa.htm   (1560 words)

  
 TS Gurkha - Affiliated Ship
A very tiring day saw six cadets from Training Ship Gurkha step aboard HMS Gloucester for a day on her during sea trials.
We joined HMS Raleigh Tuesday night and then onto the docks first thing Wednesday morning.
The present HMS Gloucester was one of the last four of the class to be built.
www.tsgurkha.co.uk /gloucester.htm   (190 words)

  
 Pablo Huneeus. Artículos Anteriores
Yet lately, I began to try to find out who was drowning at sea the very day I saw the light, for it might well be that a desperate soul before leaving the planet decided to reincarnate in this corner of the world.
Then a friend who was in the Chilean Navy drew my attention to HMS Gurkha and HMS Glowworm, both sunk on Abril 1940.
Maybe your Gurkha nature come from there, he joked on my birthday party.
www.pablo.cl /index.php?seccion=articulos&art=103   (514 words)

  
 U-Boat Operations
Hermann Hesse hit one ship on this patrol from convoy MW-8B.
On 17th Jan 1942 he sank the British 1,920 ton HMS Gurkha, sailing with convoy MW-8B.
U-133 left Salamis under the command of Eberhard Mohr on 14th Mar 1942.
www.ubootwaffe.net /ops/boat.cgi?boat=133   (179 words)

  
 Hong Kong Bar Penang
I am looking to find a "Gary Coxon" who i belive was on board HMS Chichester around 1975, He was in the Royal navy, I think he might of left from Chatham Kent and also served on HMS Torquay?
Had a few wets in this bar during a short visit to Penang aboard HMS Chichester in Oct 1975, had a great couple of sessions,plan to visit in a year or two, Hope my photo is still in the album so i can have a few more wets looking for it.
My ship at the time was HMS GURKHA.
www.penangtalk.com /hkbar   (6473 words)

  
 Convoy HN 23A - warsailors.com
In the evening of Apr. 1, the Finnish Signe stopped her engines, and HMS Gurkha was sent to enquire if she needed assistance, but no reply was received.
At 23:15 HMS Sikh heard an explosion which she thought might be from Cossack.
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.
www.warsailors.com /convoys/hn23a.html   (1070 words)

  
 Dacorum Sub Aqua Club - Historic Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HMS Hood, a Royal Sovereign class pre-dreadnought of 1890s, sunk 1914 as blockship in 16m in Portland harbour.
HMS Empress of India, a Royal Sovereign class pre-dreadnought of 1890s, used as a target for gunfire tests and sunk using her own shells in 1913 in 42m in Lyme Bay.
HMS M2, a 1920s submarine, carrying a bi-plane in a hanger, sunk in Lyme Bay in 30m with all its crew in 1932.
dsac.virtualave.net /Photo/Historic.htm   (155 words)

  
 HMS Gurkha (F20) at AllExperts
HMS Gurkha (L-20/F-20) was a Tribal-class destroyer laid down by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited, at Govan in Scotland on 6 July 1936, launched on 7 July 1937 and commissioned on 21 October 1938.
Gurkha served with the 1st Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean, on North Sea escort duty and in the Humber Striking Force, and attacked and sank the enemy German submarine U-53 south of the Faroe Islands on 23 February 1940.
See HMS Gurkha for other ships of this name.
en.allexperts.com /e/h/hm/hms_gurkha_(f20).htm   (158 words)

  
 HMS SIKH
HMS SIKH started her naval life with the 1st Destroyer Flotilla (1st DF).
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.hmcshaida.ca /sikh.html   (987 words)

  
 Naval Actions and losses 1941
Cruiser HMS Bonaventure torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine Ambra.
HMS Upholder(Wanklyn) sinks the troop transports Neptunia and Oceania.
Italian submarine Galileao Ferranris sunk by HMS Lamerton and aircraft in the north Atlantic.
www.wolftree.freeserve.co.uk /Naval/Naval_Actions_WW241Res.html   (2010 words)

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