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HMS Juno (1939) DD  (6th)

    
This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Juno was a J Class, destroyer.

Built by Fairfield, laid down 05-Oct-1939, launched 08-Dec-1938, and commissioned 24-Aug-1939.

On commissioning joined the 7th Destroyer Flotilla based on the Humber. Which at the start of WW2 was renumbered the 5th Flotilla.

07-Dec-1939, was in action against German destroyers Lody and Geise off Cromer.

Took part in the Norwegian campaign. Then went to Plymouth for patrols in the English Channel.

Jun-1940 went to the Mediterranean.

Sunk off Crete 21-May-1941 by German and Italian aircraft.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1939, Calabria 1940, Libya 1940, Mediterranean 1940-41, Matapan 1941, Crete 1941 and Malta Convoys 1941.

 

Other HMS Juno
- 1st  HMS Juno
- 2nd HMS Juno
- 3rd HMS Juno
- 4th HMS Juno
- 5th HMS Juno
- 6th HMS Juno
- 7th HMS Juno

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This page last edited - 28 June, 2012.

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