HMS Pathfinder (1942) DD  (2nd)

This the second ship to carry the name HMS Pathfinder was a P Class, destroyer.

Built by Hawthorn Leslie, laid down 05-Mar-1940, launched 10-Apr-1941, and commissioned 13-Apr-1942.

She went to the North Atlantic 1942.

Sep-1942 sank U-162 in the Caribbean off Barbados. During 1943 sank U-203 and U-456.

Then Jul-1943 it was back to the Mediterranean where she took part in operations for the Sicily landings.

In 1944 it was to the Eastern Fleet in the Indian ocean.

11-Feb-1945 was badly damaged off Ramree Island.

After makeshift repairs, steamed home declared a constructive total loss and laid up.

Used for bombing trials then broken up.

Won the Battle Honours: Malta Convoys 1942, North Africa 1942-43, Atlantic 1942-43, Sicily 1943, Salerno 1943, Aegean 1943 and Burma 1944-45.


Other HMS Pathfinder
- 1st  HMS Pathfinder
- 2nd HMS Pathfinder

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This page last edited - 22 June, 2012.

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