HMS Cairo (D 87)
Light cruiser of the Carlisle class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Laid down||28 Nov 1917|
|Launched||19 Nov 1918|
|Commissioned||24 Sep 1919|
|Lost||12 Aug 1942|
|Loss position||37° 26'N, 10° 22'E|
HMS Cairo was converted to Anti-Aircraft cruiser at Chatham dockyard in 1938-1939. This conversion was completed in May 1939.
HMS Cairo (A/Capt. Cecil Campbell Hardy, DSO, RN) was sunk in the Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerte, Tunisia in position 37º26'N, 10º22'E by 1 torpedo from the Italian submarine Axum.
Commands listed for HMS Cairo (D 87)
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|1||Capt. Harry Percy Kendall Oram, RN||23 Aug 1939||1 Feb 1940|
|2||Capt. Patrick Vivian McLaughlin, RN||1 Feb 1940||14 Jan 1941|
|3||A/Capt. Ian Reddie Hamilton Black, RN||14 Jan 1941||31 Jan 1942|
|4||A/Capt. Cecil Campbell Hardy, DSO, RN||31 Jan 1942||12 Aug 1942|
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Notable events involving Cairo include:
28 May 1940
HMS Cairo (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN) was damaged by German aircraft off Narvik, Norway. (1)
7 Jun 1941
HMS Cairo (Capt. I.R.H. Black, RN) picks up 35 survivors from the Dutch merchant Eibergen that was sunk by German U-boat U-75 about 650 miles north of the Azores in position 48°02'N, 25°06'W.
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