HMS Hermione (74)
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Aerial photograph of Hermione at sea, January 1942
|Builder:||Alexander Stephen and Sons (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Laid down:||6 October 1937|
|Launched:||18 May 1939|
|Commissioned:||25 March 1941|
|Identification:||Pennant number 74|
|Fate:||Sunk 16 June 1942 by German submarine U-205|
|Class and type:||Dido-class light cruiser|
|Beam:||50.5 ft (15.4 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Speed:||32.25 knots (60 km/h)|
HMS Hermione was a Dido-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, She was built by Alexander Stephen and Sons, (Glasgow, Scotland), with the keel laid down on 6 October 1937. She was launched on 18 May 1939 and commissioned 25 March 1941. On 16 June 1942, Hermione was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-205 in the Mediterranean. Eighty-seven crewmembers perished.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
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