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HMS Apollo (1936) CC  (7th)

    
This the seventh ship to carry the name HMS Apollo was a cruiser.

Built at Devonport Dockyard, laid down 15-Aug-1933, launched 09-Oct-1934, and completed 06-Jul-1936.

On completion went to the America & West Indies Station 1936-38.

Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy 14-Oct-1938 and renamed HMAS Hobart.

To Australia 1938-39, the East Indies 1939-40, the Red Sea 1940, Mediterranean 1941, then back to Australia 1941-43. Torpedoed by a Japanese submarine 20-Jul-1943 and repairs took until early 1945.

Remained in Australia 1945-47, then into reserve 1947-53.

Conversion to a Training Cruiser at Newcastle, New South Wales. began 1953 but were abandoned 1956.

Left Sydney 03-Mar-1962 for breaking up in Japan.

Won the Battle Honours: Mediterranean 1941, Coral Sea 1942, Savo Island 1942, Guadalcanal 1942-43 and Kula Gulf 1943.

 

Other HMS Apollo
- 1st  HMS Apollo
- 2nd HMS Apollo
- 3rd HMS Apollo
- 4th HMS Apollo
- 5th HMS Apollo
- 6th HMS Apollo
- 7th HMS Apollo
- 8th HMS Apollo
- 9th HMS Apollo

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This page last edited - 28 June, 2012.

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