HMS Leander (75)
Light cruiser of the Leander class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.) : Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||18 Feb 1930|
|Laid down||1 Aug 1928|
|Launched||13 Jul 1929|
|Commissioned||8 May 1944|
|End service||Feb 1948|
The Royal Navy light-cruiser HMS Leander was loaned to the New Zealand Division from 30 April 1937 until 8 May 1944. At this time she was repairing and refitting at Boston in the USA. HMS Leander returned to service on 27 August 1945.
Decommissioned by the Royal Navy in February 1948.
|Former name||HMNZS Leander|
Commands listed for HMS Leander (75)
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|1||Cdr. Harold Brittain Clifford Gill, RN||Dec 1944||24 Feb 1945|
|2||Capt. Robert Jocelyn Oliver Otway-Ruthven, DSO, RN||24 Feb 1945||mid 1947|
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Noteable events involving Leander include:
15 Jul 1943
Badly damaged during the Battle of Kolombangara 28 of her crew were killed and 15 wounded and amongst those wounded was the Executive officer Cmdr Stephen Wentworth Roskill RN