Allied Warships

HMS Curlew (D 42)

Light cruiser of the Ceres class

HMS Curlew before her reconstruction to Anti-Aircraft cruiser

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantD 42 
Built byVickers (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
OrderedApr 1916 
Laid down21 Aug 1916 
Launched5 Jul 1917 
Commissioned14 Dec 1917 
Lost26 May 1940 
Loss position67° 32'N, 16° 37'E

HMS Curlew was rearmed as Anti-Aircraft cruiser before the war.

HMS Curlew (Capt. Basil Charles Barrington Brooke, RN) was sunk in Lavangsfjord, Ofotfjord near Narvik, northern Norway in position 67º32'N, 16º37'E by German bombers.  

Commands listed for HMS Curlew (D 42)

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1Capt. Basil Charles Barrington Brooke, RN23 Aug 193926 May 1940

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