HMS Diamond (H 22)
Destroyer of the D class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||2 Feb 1931|
|Laid down||29 Sep 1931|
|Launched||8 Apr 1932|
|Commissioned||2 Nov 1932|
|Lost||27 Apr 1941|
|Loss position||36° 30'N, 23° 34'E|
On 27 April 1941, during the evacutation of Greece, HMS Diamond (Lt.Cdr. Philip Alexis Cartwright, RN) was sunk by German aircraft about 20 nautical miles east of Cape Maleas, Greece in position 36º30'N, 23º34'E. Lost with 148 men, with very few survivors found.
Commands listed for HMS Diamond (H 22)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Philip Alexis Cartwright, RN||10 Feb 1939||27 Apr 1941 (+)|
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Notable events involving Diamond include:
17 Aug 1940
In the early morning the British battleships HMS Warspite (Capt. D.B. Fisher, CBE, RN), HMS Malaya (Capt. A.F.E. Palliser, DSC, RN), HMS Ramillies (Capt. H.T. Baillie-Grohman, OBE, DSO, RN) the British heavy cruiser HMS Kent (Capt. D. Young-Jamieson, RN) escorted by the British destroyers HMS Nubian (Cdr. R.W. Ravenhill, RN), HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN), Hyperion (Cdr. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Hostile (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN), HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO, RN), HMS Hereward (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Greening, RN), HMS Ilex (Lt.Cdr. P.L. Saumarez, DSC, RN), HMS Diamond (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Cartwright, RN), HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) and the Australian destroyers HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, RAN), HMAS Waterhen (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, RAN) and HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. R. Rhoades, RAN) carried out a bombardment of Italian positions around the fortress of Bardia.
26 Apr 1941
Rescued 600 troops from Crete after transports had been sunk by air attack during the evacuation of Crete. (1)
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