HMS Curlew (1917) CC  (8th)

This the eighth ship to carry the name HMS Curlew was a Light Cruiser.

Built by Vickers, laid down 21-Aug-1916, launched 05-Jun-1917, and completed 14-Dec-1917.

On completion joined the 5th Light Cruiser Squadron at Harwich.

In 1919 joined the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron with the Atlantic Fleet. Then on 27-Apr-1920 back to the Cruiser Squadron and went out to the China Station.

On 24-Nov-1922 joined the 8th Light Cruiser Squadron on the America and West Indies Station,  returned to home waters in 1927 and went into reserve.

Joined the 3rd Cruiser Squadron Nov-1929 to Aug-1933.

Converted to an anti-aircraft cruiser in 1935.

Was undergoing refit when WW2 started.

Took part in the Norwegian Campaign Apr-1940 and was bombed and sunk by German aircraft from KG100 off Skaanland 26-May-1940. 

Won the Battle Honour: Norway 1940.


Other HMS Curlew
- 1st  HMS Curlew
- 2nd HMS Curlew
- 3rd HMS Curlew
- 4th HMS Curlew
- 5th HMS Curlew
- 6th HMS Curlew
- 7th HMS Curlew
- 8th HMS Curlew

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This page last edited - 21 April, 2013.

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