HMS Fame (1935) DD (9th)
This the ninth ship to carry the name HMS Fame was an F Class,
Built by Vickers Armstrong at Barrow, laid down 05-Jul-1933, launched 28-Jun-1934, and commissioned 26-Apr-1935.
Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.
At the start of WW2 took part in Norwegian operations then the North Sea until Autumn 1940.
17-Oct-1940 ran aground in fog off Sunderland and was burned out.
Salvaged and repaired at Chatham which took until late 1941.
Then served with Western Approaches Command on convoy escort duties, when she sank U-353 and U-201. During the Normandy landings sank U-767 off Normandy.
Sold to Dominica Feb-1949 and renamed Generalissimo. Renamed Sanchez 1962.
Paid off 1968.
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11 February, 2013.
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