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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 B 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.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1939-40 and Dunkirk 1940.

 

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This page last edited - 12 February, 2013.

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