Allied Warships

HMNZS Gambia (48)

Light cruiser of the Fiji class

NavyThe Royal New Zealand Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassFiji 
Pennant48 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend 
Ordered1 Mar 1939 
Laid down24 Jul 1939 
Launched30 Nov 1940 
Commissioned22 Sep 1943 
End service27 Mar 1946 
History

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.

 
Former nameHMS Gambia

Commands listed for HMNZS Gambia (48)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Newton James Wallop William-Powlett, DSC, RN24 Aug 194315 Mar 1945
2Capt. Ralph Alan Bevan Edwards, RN15 Mar 1945Aug 1945
3Cdr. Christopher Michael Jacob, DSC, RNAug 1945

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