HMS Newfoundland (59)
Light cruiser of the Fiji class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend|
|Ordered||4 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||9 Nov 1939|
|Launched||19 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||21 Jan 1943|
HMS Newfoundland was sold to the Peruvian Navy on 30 December 1959.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Newfoundland|
Commands listed for HMS Newfoundland (59)
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|1||Capt. William Rudolph Slayter, DSC, RN||13 Oct 1942||28 Sep 1943|
|2||Cdr. Guy Robert Pilcher, RN||28 Sep 1943||Dec 1943|
|3||Capt. Richard William Ravenhill, DSC, RN||Dec 1943||1 Sep 1945|
|4||Capt. Cecil Charles Acland Allen, RN||1 Sep 1945||6 Jan 1947|
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Notable events involving Newfoundland include:
- ADM 173/17897
- ADM 173/19132
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.