Allied Warships

HMS Manchester (15)

Light cruiser of the Gloucester class

HMS Manchester in 1942

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLight cruiser
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° 50'N, 11° 10'E

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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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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