Allied Warships

HMS Manchester (15)

Light cruiser of the Gloucester class


HMS Manchester in 1942

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassGloucester 
Pennant15 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered11 Nov 1935 
Laid down28 Mar 1936 
Launched12 Apr 1937 
Commissioned4 Aug 1938 
Lost13 Aug 1942 
Loss position36.50N, 11.10E
History

HMS Manchester (Capt. Harold Drew, DSC, RN) was sunk in the Central Mediterranean near Cape Bon, Tunisia, 4 nautical miles east Kelibia in position 36º50'N, 11º10'E, by 1 torpedo from Italian Motor Torpedo Boats Ms 16 or Ms 22.

 

Commands listed for HMS Manchester (15)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Henry Hugh Bousfield, RN17 Jan 193813 Apr 1940
2Capt. Herbert Annesley Packer, RN13 Apr 19404 Jun 1941
3Capt. Harold Drew, DSC, RN4 Jun 194113 Aug 1942

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