HMS Scarborough (1930) SL (9th)
This the ninth ship to carry the name HMS Scarborough was a
Bridgewater Class, sloop.
Built by Swan Hunter, laid down 29-Jul-1929, launched 14-Mar-1930 and completed 31-Jul-1930.
On commissioning went to the America & West Indies Station, arriving at Bermuda 02-Dec-1931. Returned to the UK to refit at Sheerness, and then returned to the America & West Indies Station until Aug-1938.
Returned to the UK to refit at Sheerness as an unarmed Survey Vessel for the East Indies. Arrived at Colombo May-1939 but with the approach of war, rearmed as an anti-submarine escort 08-Nov-1939.
Returned to the UK for service as convoy escort in the North Atlantic until Aug-1941. Sank U-76 on 05-Apr-1941.
Refitted at Liverpool Aug/Sep-1941, and worked as convoy escort on the Freetown Route until refitted at Liverpool from Jul/Oct-1942.
Took part on Operation Torch the North Africa landings, after which she returned to Londonderry Feb-1943. Continued in the North Atlantic until Jan-1944.
After this, she took part in the Normandy landings, then moved to Hartlepool to be laid up in reserve 03-Aug-1944.
Sold 03-Jun-1949 and broken up at Thornaby-on-Tees 03-Jul-1949.
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