HMS Euryalus (1941) CC (5th)
This the fifth ship to carry the name HMS Euryalus was an
anti- aircraft, light cruiser.
Built at Chatham Dockyard, laid down 21-Oct-1937, launched 06-Jun-1939, and commissioned 30-Jun-1941.
On completion went to the Mediterranean Sep-1941 with the 15th Cruiser Squadron at Alexandria.
Took part in Malta convoy escort, 1st and 2nd battles of Sirte and naval gunfire support along the North African coast.
In Jan-1943 was with Force K at Malta.
Took part in the Sicily and Salerno landings.
Returned home for refit from Oct-1943 to Jul-1944, after which she joined the Home Fleet covering carrier raids on the Norwegian coast until Nov-1944.
At the end of 1944 went to the British Pacific Fleet. Covered carrier raids on Sakishima Gunto, and Okinawa from Mar to May-1945.
Ended the war operating of the Japanese mainland, then went to Hong Kong for it's re-occupation.
Returned to Sheerness 1-Feb-1946 and went into reserve.
Underwent a refit from Aug-1947 to Jan-1948. Joined the 1st Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean 20-Feb-1948, remaining there until Mid-1952.
From 1952 to 1954 was with the 6th Cruiser Squadron in the South Atlantic. Returned to Devonport 01-Sep-1954 and was paid of into reserve.
Sold and arrived at Blyth 18-Jul-1959 for breaking up.
Sold 10-Mar-1959 for breaking up.
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