HMS Phaeton (1934) CC  (7th)

This the seventh ship to carry the name HMS Phaeton was a cruiser.

Built by Swan Hunter of Wallsend, laid down 08-Jul-1933 and launched 22-Sep-1934.

Shortly before completion on 24-Sep-1935 was transferred to Australia and renamed HMAS Sydney.

On completion went to Australia 1935-40. Then to the Mediterranean 1940 where she disabled the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni North West of Crete 19-Jul-1940; which was later sunk by the destroyers Hyperion and Ilex.

To Australia 1941.

On 19-Nov-1941 sank and was sunk by the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran in the East Indian Ocean with the loss of all 645 of her crew.

As HMAS Sydney won the Battle Honours: Calabria 1940, Spada 1940, Mediterranean 1940 and 'Kormoran' 1941.


Other HMS Phaeton
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- 2nd HMS Phaeton
- 3rd HMS Phaeton
- 4th HMS Phaeton
- 5th HMS Phaeton
- 6th HMS Phaeton
- 7th HMS Phaeton

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This page last edited - 12 April, 2013.

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