HMS Charybdis (88)
Light cruiser of the Dido class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||18 Aug 1938|
|Laid down||9 Nov 1938|
|Launched||17 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||3 Dec 1941|
|Lost||23 Oct 1943|
|Loss position||48° 59'N, 3° 39'W|
HMS Charybdis (Capt. George Arthur Wallis Voelcker, RN) was sunk off north coast of Brittany, France in position 48º59'N, 03º39'W by 2 torpedoes from the German torpedo boats T-23 and T-27. 464 men died (including the commanding officer) and 107 survived.
Commands listed for HMS Charybdis (88)
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|1||Capt. Lachlan Donald Mackintosh, DSC, RN||15 Aug 1941||27 Jun 1942|
|2||Capt. George Arthur Wallis Voelcker, RN||27 Jun 1942||23 Oct 1943 (+)|
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