HMS Spartan (95)
Light cruiser of the Bellona class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||4 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||21 Dec 1939|
|Launched||27 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||10 Aug 1943|
|Lost||29 Jan 1944|
|Loss position||41° 26'N, 12° 41'E|
The British light cruiser HMS Spartan (95) lost on 29 Jan 1944 in position 41° 26'N, 12° 41'E.
HMS Spartan (Capt. Patrick Vivian McLaughlin, RN) was sunk by a glider bomb from a German aircraft off Anzio, western Italy in position 41º26'2"N, 12º41'2'E.
Commands listed for HMS Spartan (95)
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|1||Capt. Patrick Vivian McLaughlin, RN||May 1943||29 Jan 1944|
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Notable events involving Spartan include:
28 Aug 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Spartan (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN), HMS Hardy (Lt.Cdr. R. Horncastle, RN), HMS Rocket (Lt.Cdr. H.B. Acworth, OBE, RN), HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. J.C. Hibbard DSC, RCN) and USS Isherwood (Cdr. R.E. Gadrow, USN). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)