Allied Warships

HMS Diana (H 49)

Destroyer of the D class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantH 49 
Built byPalmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd (Jarrow-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered2 Feb 1931 
Laid down12 Jun 1931 
Launched16 Jun 1932 
Commissioned20 Dec 1932 
End service6 Sep 1940 

HMS Diana was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Margaree on 6 September 1940.  

Career notesBecame the Canadian destroyer Margaree

Commands listed for HMS Diana (H 49)

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1Lt.Cdr. Edward Gerard Le Geyt, RN20 Jun 19396 Sep 1940

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Notable events involving Diana include:

21 Feb 1940
HMS Diana (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Le Geyt, RN) picks up 35 men from the British merchant Loch Maddy that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-57 92 nautical miles south-south-west of Rockall.

Media links

British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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