HMS Capetown (D 88)
Light cruiser of the Carlisle class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Laid down||23 Feb 1918|
|Launched||28 Jun 1919|
|Commissioned||10 Apr 1922|
HMS Capetown was completed by Pembroke Dockyard.
HMS Capetown is not listed as active unit in the January 1945 Navy List
Sold on 5 April 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Capetown (D 88)
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|1||Capt. Terence Hugh Back, RN||31 Jul 1939||3 Nov 1940|
|2||Capt. Percival Henry Gwynne James, RN||3 Nov 1940||19 Jun 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Henry Hutchinson Robson, RN||19 Jun 1941||24 Sep 1941|
|4||Capt. Percival Henry Gwynne James, RN||24 Sep 1941||17 Nov 1942|
|5||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Henry Hutchinson Robson, RN||20 Dec 1941|
|6||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Henry Hutchinson Robson, RN||8 Nov 1942|
|7||Capt. George Eric Maxia O’Donnell, DSO, RN||17 Nov 1942||28 Dec 1942|
|8||Capt. Charles Livingston Robertson, RN||28 Dec 1942||27 Aug 1943|
|9||A/Capt. (retired) Henry Freston Nash, RN||17 Apr 1944||late 1944|
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Notable events involving Capetown include:
6 Apr 1941
HMS Cape town (Capt. P.H.G. James, RN) was torpedoed and damaged off Massawa, Eritrea by the Italian motor torpedo boat MAS 213 and brought into Port Sudan under tow by the Australian sloop HMAS Parramatta (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Walker, MVO, RAN) only with difficulty. She spent about a year under repair at Bombay, India.