HMS Kandahar (F28)

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Italian Submarine Galileo Galilei.jpg
HMS Kandahar with the captured Italian submarine Galileo Galilei, Gulf of Aden, June 1940
Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Kandahar (F28)
Ordered: March 1935
Laid down: 18 January 1938
Launched: 21 March 1939
Commissioned: 10 October 1939
Honours and
awards:
GREECE 1941 - CRETE 1941 - LIBYA 1941 - MEDITERRANEAN 1941 - MALTA CONVOYS 1941
Fate: Mined 19 December 1941
Status: Scuttled by HMS Jaguar 20 December 1941
General characteristics
Class & type: K-class destroyer

HMS Kandahar (F28) was a K-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, named after the Afghan city of Kandahar.

History[edit]

Kandahar was launched on 21 March 1939.[1] On 21 February 1941, in company with HMS Kimberley and HMS Manchester, she captured the German blockade runner SS Wahehe off Iceland.[2] On 19 December 1941, she was part of British Force K, tasked to intercept an Italian convoy bound for Tripoli when she was irreparably damaged by a newly laid Italian mine whilst attempting to rescue the stricken HMS Neptune. She was scuttled the next day by Jaguar. 73 men went down with the ship.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alliston, John (1991). Destroyer Man. Ulverscroft, p. 76. ISBN 0-7089-2421-2
  2. ^ "H.M.S. KANDAHAR (F28)". Naval History. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Brown, David (2002). The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean: November 1940-December1941, Volume 1 Volumes 1-2 of Whitehall histories. Routledge, p. 224. ISBN 0-7146-5205-9

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Coordinates: 32°57′0″N 14°19′0″E / 32.95000°N 14.31667°E / 32.95000; 14.31667