Allied Warships

HMS Charybdis (88)

Light cruiser of the Dido class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLight cruiser
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered18 Aug 1938 
Laid down9 Nov 1938 
Launched17 Sep 1940 
Commissioned3 Dec 1941 
Lost23 Oct 1943 
Loss position48° 59'N, 3° 39'W

HMS Charybdis (Capt. George Arthur Wallis Voelcker, RN) was sunk off north coast of Brittany, France in position 48º59'N, 03º39'W by 2 torpedoes from the German torpedo boats T-23 and T-27. 464 men died (including the commanding officer) and 107 survived.


Commands listed for HMS Charybdis (88)

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1Capt. Lachlan Donald Mackintosh, DSC, RN15 Aug 194127 Jun 1942
2Capt. George Arthur Wallis Voelcker, RN27 Jun 194223 Oct 1943 (+)

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