HMS Anson (79)
Battleship of the King George V class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||King George V|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend|
|Ordered||28 Apr 1937|
|Laid down||20 Jul 1937|
|Launched||24 Feb 1940|
|Commissioned||22 Jun 1942|
|End service||Aug 1950|
Anson served as Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Moore`s flagship during Operation Tungsten in April 1944. One of the many air attacks against Germany's only remaining battleship Tirpitz, in Altenfjord, Northern Norway.
With the end of the war in Europe in sight HMS Anson joined the British Pacific Fleet until July 1946 returning home to become the Training Squadron Flagship from 1948 until 1949. Anson was paid-off into Reserve in August 1950.
Sold to Shipbreaking Industries in 1957, arrived at Faslane for scrapping on 17 December 1957.
Commands listed for HMS Anson (79)
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|1||Capt. Harold Richard George Kinahan, RN||10 Feb 1942||29 Jul 1943|
|2||Capt. Edward Desmond Bewley McCarthy, DSO, RN||29 Jul 1943||mid 1944|
|3||Cdr. Alexander Robert Kennedy, RN||mid 1944||9 Nov 1944|
|4||Capt. Alexander Cumming Gordon Madden, RN||9 Nov 1944||19 Jan 1946|
|5||Capt. Frederick Secker Bell, RN||19 Jan 1946|
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