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HMS Antelope (1930) DD  (11th)

    
This the eleventh ship to carry the name HMS Antelope was an A Class, destroyer.

Built by Hawthorn Leslie, laid down 11-Jul-1928, launched 27-Jul-1929, and commissioned 20-Mar-1930.

On commissioning Antelope joined the other A Class destroyers with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.

Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.

When WW2 broke out they were in the Channel with as the 18th Flotilla. In Feb-1940 Antelope sank U-41 off Ireland. Then service with the Home Fleet for operations in the Norwegian campaign.

After this she was based in the Clyde on escort duties. Early 1941 was back with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla in Home waters.

In May-1941 she formed part of the escort for HMS Hood and Prince of Wales during Bismarck operations. With August-1941 came the Spitzbergen raid.

Next came a spell in the South Atlantic based in Freetown. Then 1942 saw participation in Operations Harpoon and Pedestal in the Mediterranean.

June-1943 she assisted with the sinking of the Italian submarine Tritone off Bougie.

Went into Reserve Jan-1945.

Sold Jan-1946.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1939-44, 'Bismarck' 1941, Malta Convoys 1942 and North Africa 1942-43.

 

Other HMS Antelope
- 1st  HMS Antelope
- 2nd HMS Antelope
- 3rd HMS Antelope
- 4th HMS Antelope
- 5th HMS Antelope
- 6th HMS Antelope
- 7th HMS Antelope
- 8th HMS Antelope
- 9th HMS Antelope
- 10th HMS Antelope
- 11th HMS Antelope
- 12th HMS Antelope

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This page last edited - 06 February, 2013.

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