HMS Curlew (1917) CC (8th)
This the eighth ship to carry the name HMS Curlew was a Light
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.
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21 April, 2013.
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