Allied Warships

HMS Diana (H 49)

Destroyer of the D class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantH 49 
Built byPalmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd (Jarrow-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered2 Feb 1931 
Laid down12 Jun 1931 
Launched16 Jun 1932 
Commissioned20 Dec 1932 
End service6 Sep 1940 

HMS Diana was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Margaree on 6 September 1940.  

Career notesBecame the Canadian destroyer Margaree

Commands listed for HMS Diana (H 49)

Please note that we're still working on this section.

1Lt.Cdr. Edward Gerard Le Geyt, RN20 Jun 19396 Sep 1940

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 Diana include:

21 Feb 1940
HMS Diana (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Le Geyt, RN) picks up 35 men from the British merchant Loch Maddy that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-57 about 20 nautical miles south-south-east of Copinsay, Orkney Islands.

Media links

British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Return to the Allied Warships section