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HMS Lightning (1941) DD  (10th)

    
This the tenth ship to carry the name HMS Lightning was an L Class, destroyer.

Built by Hawthorn Leslie laid down 15-Nov-1938, launched 22-Apr-1940, and commissioned 28-May-1941.

On commissioning joined the 19th Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean. Saw action at the Salerno and Anzio landings.

Torpedoed and sunk 12-Mar-1943 by German Torpedo boat S55, north of Algeria.

Won the Battle Honours: Malta Convoys 1941-42 and Diego Suarez 1942.

 

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

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This page last edited - 05 May, 2013.

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