Allied Warships

HMS Danae (D 44)

Light cruiser of the D class


HMS Danae in 1943

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassD 
PennantD 44 
Built byArmstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Wallsend 
OrderedSep 1916 
Laid down1 Dec 1916 
Launched26 Jan 1918 
Commissioned18 Jun 1918 
End service4 Oct 1944 
History

Transferred to the Polish Navy on 4 October 1944.
She was returned to the Royal Navy on 28 September 1946.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 26 January 1948.
Arrived to be scrapped at T.W. Ward at Barrow on 27 March 1948.

 
Career notesTo the Polish Navy as Conrad

Commands listed for HMS Danae (D 44)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Alfred Creighton Collinson, RN31 Jul 193918 Dec 1939
2Cdr. Francis John Butler, RN18 Dec 19397 Feb 1940
3Capt. Alfred Creighton Collinson, RN7 Feb 194027 Nov 1940
4A/Capt. Francis John Butler, RN27 Nov 19403 May 1942
5Capt. Matthew Sausse Slattery, RN3 May 19422 Jun 1942
6Capt. Harold Fielding Nalder, RN2 Jun 194224 Aug 1942
7Lt.Cdr. (retired) Duncan Hamish Harper, RN24 Aug 194215 Oct 1942
8A/Cdr. (retired) Noel Charles Mansfeldt Findlay, RN15 Oct 19428 Jun 1943
9Capt. John Robert Sutherland Haines, RN8 Jun 19437 Aug 1944
10A/Capt. (retired) Stephen Barry, RN7 Aug 19444 Oct 1944

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