HMS Sirius (82)
Light cruiser of the Dido class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Portsmouth D.Y. (Portsmouth, U.K.): Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Ordered||15 Dec 1937|
|Laid down||6 Apr 1938|
|Launched||18 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||6 May 1942|
HMS Sirius completion was delayed by German bombing.
Arrived at Blyth on 15 October 1956 to be scrapped by Hughes Bolkow.
Commands listed for HMS Sirius (82)
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|1||Capt. Patrick William Beresford Brooking, RN||27 Feb 1942||late 1943|
|2||Capt. Roderick Latimer Mackenzie Edwards, RN||late 1943||21 Aug 1945|
|3||Capt. Philip Sydney Smith, RN||21 Aug 1945||Jun 1946|
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Noteable events involving Sirius include:
7 Oct 1943
The British light cruisers HMS Penelope (Capt. G.D. Belben, DSC, RN) and HMS Sirius (Capt. P.B.W. Brooking, DSO, RN) and the British destroyers HMS Faulknor (Capt. A.K. Scott-Moncrieff, DSO, RN) and HMS Fury (Lt.Cdr. T.F. Taylor, RN), north of Astipalea (Stampalia) in the Dodecanese, attacked a German convoy consisting of the auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 2111 (667 tons, former Italian Tramaglio), cargo Olympus (5216 GRT) and 7 MFPs, sinking all but one MFP. On the return leg of the mission, the British were repeatedly attacked by German planes while transiting Karpathos Strait (Scarpanto).