HMS Cygnet (1932) DD  (14th)

This the fourteenth ship to carry the name HMS Cygnet was a C Class, destroyer.

Built by Vickers Armstrong of Barrow, laid down 01-Dec-1930, launched 29-Aug-1931, and commissioned 05-Apr-1932.

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

Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy 17-Feb-1937 and renamed St Laurent.

Having been operating on the Canadian West Coast, and with war imminent, on 31-Aug-1939 she was ordered through the Panama Canal to Halifax. There she worked on convoy escort duties on Halifax-Bermuda convoy routes until 24-May-1940.

Then it was on to Western Approaches Command. During June/July 1940 assisted with the evacuation of France.

After this until June-1944 it was Atlantic convoy escort work based in Halifax, Greenock or Londonderry.

During the war assisted in sinking U-356 and U-845.

Paid off 10-Oct-1945 and put up for disposal 09-Nov-1945.

Sold 1947.


Other HMS Cygnet
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- 2nd HMS Cygnet
- 3rd HMS Cygnet
- 4th HMS Cygnet
- 5th HMS Cygnet
- 6th HMS Cygnet
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- 8th HMS Cygnet
- 9th HMS Cygnet
- 10th HMS Cygnet
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- 13th HMS Cygnet
- 14th HMS Cygnet
- 15th HMS Cygnet
- 16th HMS Cygnet

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This page last edited - 15 April, 2013.

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