HMS Stronghold (H 50)
Destroyer of the Admiralty S class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Laid down||Mar 1918|
|Launched||6 May 1919|
|Commissioned||2 Jul 1919|
|Lost||2 Mar 1942|
|Loss position||12° 20'S, 112° 00'E|
On 2 March 1942 a Japanese task group consisting of the heavy cruiser Maya and the destroyers Arashi and Nowaki (all offsite links), belonging to a Japanese carrier force operating south of Java, discovered and sank HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr. Giles Robert Pretor-Pinney, (retired), RN), fleeing from Tjilatjap to Australia. Stronghold sank at 1858 hours at postition 12º20'S, 112º00E. About fifty survivors were picked up by the small Dutch merchant Bintoehan that later transferred them to Maya.
Commands listed for HMS Stronghold (H 50)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Alexander, RN||16 Jul 1939||18 Mar 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Giles Robert Pretor-Pinney, RN||18 Mar 1941||2 Mar 1942 (+)|
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