HMS Airedale (L 07)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||4 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||20 Nov 1940|
|Launched||12 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||8 Jan 1942|
|Lost||15 Jun 1942|
|Loss position||33° 50'N, 23° 50'E|
HMS Airedale (Lt.Cdr. Archibald George Forman, DSC, RN) was bombed and heavily damaged by German Ju 87 (Stuka) divebombers about 90 nautical miles north-east of Derna, Libya in position 33º50'N, 23º50'E. Scuttled by HMS Aldenham and HMS Hurworth.
Commands listed for HMS Airedale (L 07)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Archibald George Forman, RN||8 Oct 1941||16 Jun 1942|
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