Allied Warships

HMS Gambia (48)

Light cruiser of the Fiji class

HMS Gambia in 1943

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLight cruiser
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend 
Ordered1 Mar 1939 
Laid down24 Jul 1939 
Launched30 Nov 1940 
Commissioned21 Feb 1942 
End service 

Transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy on 22 September 1943.
Returned to the Royal Navy on 27 March 1946.
Decommissioned in December 1960.
Scrapped by Ward, Inverkeithing arriving on 5 December 1968.

Career notesTo the Royal New Zealand Navy as HMNZS Gambia

Commands listed for HMS Gambia (48)

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1Capt. Maurice James Mansergh, RN25 Nov 194123 Jun 1943
2Cdr. Leslie Edward Moncaster, RN23 Jun 194324 Aug 1943

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