HMS Keith (1931) DD (1st)
This the only ship to carry the name HMS Keith was the
destroyer leader for the 1928 destroyer construction programme, the
Class (1931) DD. As destroyer leader she had slightly reduced
armament to allow the increased complement and working space needed to
control a flotilla.
Built by Vickers Armstrong (Barrow), laid down Oct-1929, launched 10-Jul-1930 and commissioned 09-Jun-1931.
Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.
Served in home waters at the start of WW2.
23-May-1940, sustained damage from shore gunfire while in Boulogne.
Then on 01-Jun-1940 during 'Operation Dynamo', while off Dunkirk was bombed and sunk.
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12 February, 2013.
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