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HMS Blanche (1931) DD  (10th)

    
This the tenth ship to carry the name HMS Blanche was a B Class, destroyer.

Built by Hawthorne Leslie, laid down 31-Jul-1929, launched 26-Sep-1930, and commissioned 19-Feb-1931.

Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.

Blanche had the unfortunate distinction of being the first RN destroyer to be sunk during WW2, when she struck a mine in the Thames estuary 13-Nov-1939. The minefield had been laid by 4 German destroyers Heidkamp, Kunne, Ludemann and Galster the previous night.

 

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This page last edited - 28 June, 2012.

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