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HMS Savage (1943) DD  (8th)

    
This the eighth ship to carry the name HMS Savage was an S Class, destroyer.

Built by Hawthorn Leslie, laid down 07-Dec-1941, launched 24-Sep-1942, and commissioned 08-Jun-1943.

26-Dec-1943 while screening HMS Duke of York as distance escort to Russian convoy JW55B, saw action with the German ship Scharnhorst

1944 continued with offensive carrier sweeps off the Norwegian coast. Then Jun-1944 operations as part of the Normandy landings.

After this it was back to Arctic duty, with Russian convoy escort alternating with offensive carrier operations until the end of the war.

Continued in service after the war.

Appeared at the Coronation Review 1953.

Broken up at Newport 1962.

Won the Battle Honours: Arctic 1943-45, North Cape 1943 and Normandy 1944.

 

Other HMS Savage
- 1st  HMS Savage
- 2nd HMS Savage
- 3rd HMS Savage
- 4th HMS Savage
- 5th HMS Savage
- 6th HMS Savage
- 7th HMS Savage
- 8th HMS Savage

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This page last edited - 14 May, 2013.

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