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HMS Crusader (1932) DD  (2nd)

    
This the second ship to carry the name HMS Crusader was a C Class, destroyer.

Built at Portsmouth Dockyard, laid down 12-Sep-1930, launched 30-Sep-1931, commissioned 02-May-1932.

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

Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy, 15-Jun-1938, and renamed Ottawa.

Just before the start of WW2 Ottawa was based on the Canadian west coast, and on 31-Aug-1939 transferred via the Panama Canal to Halifax. Where she operated on convoy escort duties on the Halifax-Bermuda convoy routes. On 24-May-1940 was ordered to Britain for Western Approaches Command. Took part in the evacuation of France June/July-1940. Atlantic convoy escort duties followed operating from Halifax, Greenock and Londonderry.

Torpedoed and sunk 14-Sep-1942, Gulf of St Lawrence by U-91.

 

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This page last edited - 14 April, 2013.

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