Allied Warships

HMS Cricket (T 75)

River gunboat of the Insect class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRiver gunboat
ClassInsect 
PennantT 75 
Built byBarclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)  
Ordered9 Feb 1915 
Laid downMar 1915 
Launched17 Dec 1915 
CommissionedFeb 1916 
End service 
History

Heavily damaged on 30 June 1941 off Mersa Matruh by an air attack. Towed to Port Said but declared a total loss.
Sunk as target off Cyprus in August 1944.

 

Commands listed for HMS Cricket (T 75)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Harold Thomas Armstrong, RN28 Oct 1938late 1939

2Cdr. (emergency) Herbert Victor Creer, RANAug 19405 Oct 1940
3Lt. John Lane Goatley, RN5 Oct 194011 Jan 1941
4Lt.Cdr. Edwin Beadnell Carnduff, RN11 Jan 1941mid 1941

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