Allied Warships

HMS Chakla

Armed boarding vessel

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed boarding vessel
Class[No specific class] 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched17 Nov 1914 
Commissioned21 Oct 1939 
Lost29 Apr 1941 

Passenger / cargo vessel completed on 17 December 1914.
Taken in hand for fitting out as Armed boarding vessel at Bombay on 3 September 1939.
Fitting out completed on 21 October 1939.
Displacement: 3081 GRT.
Dimensions: 100.7 x 14.1 feet.
Armament: 2 4" guns (2x1), 1 2pdr AA, 2 .303" MG AA (2x2)
Speed: 12 knots.

HMS Chakla (Cdr. Leslie Charles Bach, RD, RNR) was sunk by German aircraft inside Tobruk harbour on 29 April 1941.


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1Cdr. Leslie Charles Bach, RD, RNR19 Aug 193929 Apr 1941

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