HMS Trinidad (46)
Light cruiser of the Fiji class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||1 Dec 1937|
|Laid down||21 Apr 1938|
|Launched||21 Mar 1940|
|Commissioned||14 Oct 1941|
|Lost||15 May 1942|
|Loss position||73° 37'N, 23° 27'E|
The British light cruiser HMS Trinidad (46) lost on 15 May 1942 in position 73° 37'N, 23° 27'E.
HMS Trinidad (Capt. Leslie Swain Saunders, RN) was hit by one of her own torpedoes on 29 March 1942, while in battle with the German destroyers Z 24, Z 25 and Z 26, sinking the latter. She received temporary repairs in Murmansk, Russia and sailed for home on 13 May 1942. She was scuttled in the Arctic Ocean north of North Cape in position 73º37'N, 23º27'E after being hit by German Ju-88 bombers on 15 May 1942.
Commands listed for HMS Trinidad (46)
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|1||Capt. Leslie Swain Saunders, RN||15 May 1941||15 May 1942|
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Notable events involving Trinidad include:
30 Apr 1941
During the night of 29/30 April Trinidad was damaged when she received a direct hit during a German air raid. She was however not seriously damaged.