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HMS Kent (1928) CC  (9th) 

    
This the ninth ship to carry the name HMS Kent was the name ship of a class of five cruisers.

Built at Chatham Dockyard, laid down 15-Nov-1924, launched 16-Mar-1926,  and commissioned 25-Jun-1928.

On commissioning went to the China station and the 5th Cruiser Squadron until 1939, except for a refit which in 1937/38.

Initial WW2 duties were spent on anti-raider patrol in the East Indies. Then in 1940 troop convoy escort in the Indian Ocean.

By mid-1940 she was in the Mediterranean with the 3rd Cruiser Squadron. Where she took part in the bombardment of Bardia in Aug-1940.

On the night of 17/18-Sep-1940 she was struck by a torpedo dropped from Italian aircraft and hit in the stern. Full repairs were not completed until Sep-1941.

From early 1942 she was with the Home Fleet on Arctic convoy escort, and in 1944 covered carrier raids against the Norwegian coast.

Paid off Jan-1945 and went initially into Reserve then used for ship target trials.

Sold 22-Jan-1948 and broken up at Troon.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1940, Mediterranean 1940, Arctic 1942-43 and Norway 1944.

 

Other HMS Kent
- 1st  HMS Kent
- 2nd HMS Kent
- 3rd HMS Kent
- 4th HMS Kent
- 5th HMS Kent
- 6th HMS Kent
- 7th HMS Kent
- 8th HMS Kent
- 9th HMS Kent
- 10th HMS Kent
- 11th HMS Kent

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This page last edited - 11 February, 2013.

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