HMS Kelly (F 01)
Destroyer of the K class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Laid down||26 Aug 1937|
|Launched||25 Oct 1938|
|Commissioned||23 Aug 1939|
|Lost||23 May 1941|
|Loss position||34.40N, 24.10E|
HMS Kelly (Capt. Lord Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, DSO, RN) was bombed and sunk on 23 May 1941 by German Stuka dive bombers south of Crete in position 34º40'N, 24º10'E.
Commands listed for HMS Kelly (F 01)
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|1||Capt. Lord Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, RN||27 Jun 1939||23 May 1941|
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Noteable events involving Kelly include:
14 Dec 1939
HMS Kelly (Capt. L.F.A.V.N. Mountbatten, RN) is badly damaged by a German mine laid by German destroyers off the Tyne in position 55°05'N, 01°02'W. Repairs were completed in late February 1940. (see map)
9 May 1940
During the night of 9/10 May, the destroyer was hit amidships by one torpedo from the German MTB S-31(Oblt.z.S. Opdenhoff). She was searching for German minelayers in the Skagerrak together with one cruiser and six destroyers when the Task Force was attacked by five MTBs. The badly damaged ship was towed to Newcastle by HMS Bulldog. (see map)