Allied Warships

HMS Airedale (L 07)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 07 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
Ordered4 Jul 1940 
Laid down20 Nov 1940 
Launched12 Aug 1941 
Commissioned8 Jan 1942 
Lost15 Jun 1942 
Loss position33° 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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1Lt.Cdr. Archibald George Forman, RN8 Oct 194116 Jun 1942

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