Allied Warships

HMS Spartan (95)

Light cruiser of the Bellona class

HMS Spartan in August 1943

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLight cruiser
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered4 Sep 1939 
Laid down21 Dec 1939 
Launched27 Aug 1942 
Commissioned10 Aug 1943 
Lost29 Jan 1944 
Loss position41° 26'N, 12° 41'E

HMS Spartan (Capt. Patrick Vivian McLaughlin, RN) was sunk by a glider bomb from a German aircraft off Anzio, western Italy in position 41º26'2"N, 12º41'2'E.  

Commands listed for HMS Spartan (95)

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1Capt. Patrick Vivian McLaughlin, RNMay 194329 Jan 1944

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Notable events involving Spartan include:

28 Aug 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Spartan (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN), HMS Hardy (Lt.Cdr. R. Horncastle, RN), HMS Rocket (Lt.Cdr. H.B. Acworth, OBE, RN), HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. J.C. Hibbard DSC, RCN) and USS Isherwood (Cdr. R.E. Gadrow, USN). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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