HMS Cleopatra (33)
Light cruiser of the Dido class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||18 Aug 1938|
|Laid down||5 Jan 1939|
|Launched||27 Mar 1940|
|Commissioned||5 Dec 1941|
|End service||15 Feb 1953|
Decommissioned on 15 February 1953.
Commands listed for HMS Cleopatra (33)
Please note that we're still working on this section.
|1||Capt. Matthew Sausse Slattery, RN||10 Jun 1941||17 Mar 1942|
|2||Capt. Guy Grantham, DSO, RN||17 Mar 1942||26 Oct 1942|
|3||Capt. John Felgate Stevens, RN||26 Oct 1942||28 Jul 1943|
|4||Cdr. Maurice James Ross, DSC, RN||28 Jul 1943||31 Jan 1944|
|5||A/Cdr. (retired) Geoffrey Lyttelton Lowis, RN||31 Jan 1944||May 1944|
|6||Cdr. Robert Mylcraine Freer, RN||May 1944||1 Sep 1944|
|7||Capt. Ballin Illingworth Robertshaw, RN||1 Sep 1944||8 May 1946|
You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.
Notable events involving Cleopatra include:
16 Jul 1943
HMS Cleopatra (Capt. J.F. Stevens, RN) was torpedoed and heavily damaged off Sicily in position 37°06'N, 16°04'E by the Italian submarine Dandolo (offsite link). She was patched up at Malta and left for the United States for permanent repairs in October 1943. There repairs were completed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in November 1944.
Featured as HMS Amesbury in the 1953 film Sailor of the King. (1)
- Personal communication