HMS Pakenham (1942) DD  (2nd)

This the second ship to carry the name HMS Pakenham was the P Class, destroyer leader. As destroyer leader she had slightly reduced armament to allow the increased complement and working space needed to control a flotilla.

Built by Hawthorn Leslie, laid down 06-Feb-1940, launched 28-Jan-1941, and commissioned 04-Feb-1942.

To the Mediterranean for Malta convoy escort.

Early-1943 it was back to the Indian Ocean for a short spell then back again to the Mediterranean.

10-Apr-1943 attacked an Italian convoy escorted by 4 torpedo boats, which torpedoed her.

Won the Battle Honours: Diego Suarez 1942 and Mediterranean 1942-43.


Other HMS Pakenham
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- 2nd HMS Pakenham

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This page last edited - 05 July, 2012.

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