HMS Medway (F 25)
Submarine Depot Ship
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Submarine Depot Ship|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Laid down||12 Apr 1927|
|Launched||19 Jul 1928|
|Commissioned||6 Jul 1929|
|Lost||30 Jun 1942|
|Loss position||32° 03'N, 30° 35'E|
Displacement: 14650 tons.
Served on the China Station at the outbreak of the Second World War but left in April 1940 for Alexandria.
In the morning of 30 June 1942 HMS Medway (Capt. Philip Ruck-Keene, CBE, RN) was torpedoed and sunk by U-372 off Alexandria in position 32º03'N, 30º35'E while shifting to Beirut. 30 men went down with the ship.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Medway|
Commands listed for HMS Medway (F 25)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Capt. Geoffrey Meredyth Keble Keble-White, RN||24 Feb 1939||8 Aug 1940|
|2||Capt. Sidney Moffat Raw, RN||8 Aug 1940||20 Apr 1942|
|3||Capt. Philip Ruck-Keene, RN||20 Apr 1942||30 Jun 1942|
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