HMS Skipjack (J 38)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||3 Nov 1932|
|Laid down||4 Apr 1933|
|Launched||18 Jan 1934|
|Commissioned||3 May 1934|
|Lost||1 Jun 1940|
|Loss position||51° 03'N, 2° 24'E|
HMS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. Francis Babington Proudfoot, RN (retired)) was bombed and sunk off Dunkirk, France in position 51º03'N, 02º24'E by German aircraft.
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Francis Babington Proudfoot, RN||15 Jun 1939||1 Jun 1940|
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Notable events involving Skipjack include:
1 Jun 1940
HMS Skipjack (Lt.Cdr. F.B. Proudfoot, RN (retired)) was subjected to intensive bombing by a force of German bombers off La Panne (Belgium). HMS Skipjack was assisting in the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk. On board HMS Skipjack were between 250 and 300 soldiers just rescued from the beach. (1)
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