Allied Warships

HMS Hamilton (I 24)

Destroyer of the Town class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassTown 
PennantI 24 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down17 Aug 1918 
Launched21 Dec 1918 
Commissioned23 Sep 1940 
End service6 Jul 1941 
History

Transferred by the U.S.N. to the Royal Navy on 23 September 1940.
Collided with HMS Georgetown on 1 October 1940 while they were enroute to Britain.
The ship headed back to St.John's, Newfoundland and was further damaged by grounding. After repairs she was commissioned by the Royal Canadian Navy on 6 July 1941.  

Former nameUSS Kalk (DD 170)
Career notesto Canada as HMCS Hamilton (I 24)

Commands listed for HMS Hamilton (I 24)

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1Cdr. Lancelot Milman Shadwell, RN23 Sep 1940Nov 1940

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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