HMS Duncan (1932) DD  (5th)

This the fifth ship to carry the name HMS Duncan was a destroyer leader.

Built at Portsmouth Dockyard, laid down 03-Sep-1931, launched 07-Jul-1932, and commissioned 03-Apr-1933.

On completion she took her flotilla out to the China station.

On the outbreak of WW2, returned to home waters as leader of the 12th Destroyer Flotilla.

17-Jan-1940 collided with a merchant ship off Duncansby Head and sustained serious damage, whose repairs took until mid-1940.

Then it was out to Gibraltar for operations with Force H in the Mediterranean.

Mar-1942 took part in the occupation of Madagascar.

Returned home late in 1942 for refit and re-equipment for convoy escort duties with North Atlantic convoys.

Was leader of Escort Group B7 1943-44 when she sank U-381 and U-272, and damaged U-707.

Worn out by arduous war service, she was sold Sep-1945, and broken up at Barrow, Feb-1949.

Won the Battle Honours: Spartivento 1940, Malta Convoys 1941, Mediterranean 1941, Atlantic 1941-45 and Diego Suarez 1942.


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

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This page last edited - 27 December, 2012.

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