Allied Warships

HMS Duke of York (17)

Battleship of the King George V class

HMS Duke of York as completed.

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassKing George V 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
Ordered28 Apr 1937 
Laid down5 May 1937 
Launched28 Feb 1940 
Commissioned4 Nov 1941 
End service 

Sold to Shipbreaking Industries in 1957, arrived at Faslane for scrapping 18 February 1958.


Commands listed for HMS Duke of York (17)

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1Capt. Cecil Halliday Jepson Harcourt, RN15 Apr 194116 Jul 1941
2Cdr. Kenneth Mackintosh, RN16 Jul 19411 Aug 1941
3Capt. Cecil Halliday Jepson Harcourt, RN1 Aug 19412 Sep 1942
4Capt. George Elvey Creasy, DSO, RN2 Sep 19426 Aug 1943
5Capt. Brian Betham Schofield, RN6 Aug 19439 Dec 1943
6Capt. the Hon. Guy Herbrand Edward Russell, RN9 Dec 19431 Sep 1944
7Capt. Angus Dacres Nicholl, DSO, RN1 Sep 194431 Jul 1946

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