HMS Antelope (1930) DD (11th)
This the eleventh ship to carry the name HMS Antelope was an A
Built by Hawthorn Leslie, laid down 11-Jul-1928, launched 27-Jul-1929, and commissioned 20-Mar-1930.
On commissioning Antelope joined the other A Class destroyers with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.
Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.
When WW2 broke out they were in the Channel with as the 18th Flotilla. In Feb-1940 Antelope sank U-41 off Ireland. Then service with the Home Fleet for operations in the Norwegian campaign.
After this she was based in the Clyde on escort duties. Early 1941 was back with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla in Home waters.
Next came a spell in the South Atlantic based in Freetown. Then 1942 saw participation in Operations Harpoon and Pedestal in the Mediterranean.
June-1943 she assisted with the sinking of the Italian submarine Tritone off Bougie.
Went into Reserve Jan-1945.
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06 February, 2013.
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