HMS Greyhound (1936) DD (16th)
This the sixteenth ship to carry the name HMS Greyhound was a
G Class, destroyer.
Built by Vickers Armstrong, laid down 20-Sep-1934, launched 15-Aug-1935, and commissioned 31-Jan-1936.
At the start of WW2 was with the 1st Destroyer Flotilla in home waters.
Took part in the Norwegian campaign. Then May-1940 the evacuations from Belgium and France. During this she was hit by shore gunfire in the engine room, but was able to reach Dover unaided.
On 20-Oct-1940 still with Gallant and Griffin, she sank the Italian submarine Lafole.
Was in action at Dakar Sep-1940 with the French ship L'Audacieux.
Sank the Italian submarines Neghelli in the Central Mediterranean Jan-1941, and the Anfitrite off Crete 06-Mar-1941.
Took part in the battle of Cape Matapan Mar-1941
Bombed and sunk in the Kithera Channel, Crete 22-May-1941.
Other HMS Greyhound
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