HMS Uganda (66)
Light cruiser of the Fiji class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Parsons|
|Ordered||1 Mar 1939|
|Laid down||20 Jul 1939|
|Launched||7 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||3 Jan 1943|
|End service||21 Oct 1944|
HMS Uganda was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy on 21 October 1944.
|Career notes||To the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Uganda|
Commands listed for HMS Uganda (66)
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|1||Capt. Sir William Gerrard Andrewes, RN||19 Sep 1942||22 Nov 1943|
|2||Cdr. Duncan Lachlan Johnston, RN||22 Nov 1943||15 Aug 1944|
|3||Capt. Edmond Rollo Mainguy, OBE, RCN||15 Aug 1944||21 Oct 1944|
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Notable events involving Uganda include:
13 Sep 1943
During the landings at Salerno HMS Uganda (Capt. W.G. Andrewes, RN) is hit by a German radio controlled glider bomb. The bomb hit the ship on the starboard side aft and went through seven decks and the ship's bottom before it exploded. The ship went Charleston, South Carolina, USA for repairs and was subsequently transferred to the RCN.
- ADM 53/118599
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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