HMS Kandahar (1939) DD  (1st)

This the only ship to carry the name HMS Kandahar was a K Class, destroyer.

Built by Denny, laid down, Jan-1938, launched 21-Mar-1939, and commissioned 10-Oct-1939.

On commissioning joined the Home Fleet. Then Apr-1940 went to the Mediterranean.

Apr-1940 took part in evacuations from Greece, then May-1940, Crete.

Jun-1940 in the Red Sea, while in company with HMS Kingston, sank the Italian submarine, Torricelli, with gunfire.

Jun-1941 saw operations off Syria. Followed by Malta convoy escort.

Dec-1941 while with Force K, struck a mine east of Tripoli, and sank the next day.

Won the Battle Honours: East Indies 1940, Greece 1941, Crete 1941, Libya 1941, Mediterranean 1941 and Malta Convoys 1941.


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This page last edited - 15 May, 2013.

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