Allied Warships

HMS Cicala (T 71)

River gunboat of the Insect class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRiver gunboat
PennantT 71 
Built byBarclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)  
Ordered9 Feb 1915 
Laid downFeb 1915 
Launched10 Dec 1915 
CommissionedFeb 1916 
Lost21 Dec 1941 

HMS Cicala (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.C. Boldero, DSC, RN) was damaged at Hong Kong by Japanese aircraft. Then scuttled in the East Lamma Channel (near Aberdeen) with a total of six depth charges being dropped alongside the hull by HMS MTB 9 (Lt. A. Kennedy, RNVR)


Commands listed for HMS Cicala (T 71)

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1Lt.Cdr. Denis John Pack-Beresford, RN8 Feb 193813 May 1940
2Lt.Cdr. (retired) Gerard Horace Gandy, RN13 May 19403 Apr 1941

3Lt.Cdr. (retired) John Christian Boldero, DSC, RN24 Jun 194121 Dec 1941

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