HMS Frobisher (1924) CC  (1st)

This the only ship to carry the name HMS Frobisher was a Light Cruiser.

Built at Devonport Dockyard, laid down 02-Aug-1916, launched 20-Mar-1920 and completed 20-Sep-1924.

On completion served with the Mediterranean Fleet as Flagship 1st Cruiser Squadron, from 1924 to 1929. With a temporary detachment to the China Station in 1926.

Joined the 2nd Cruiser Squadron with the Atlantic Fleet Sep-1929. Remaining there until Nov-1930 when she went into reserve.

Converted to a cadets training ship 1932 and continued in this until 1939.

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

Was then laid up until 05-jan-1940 when she went in for refit until Mar-1942.

After this she went to the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean and the 4th Cruiser Squadron where she remained until Mar-1944.

Returned to home waters and took part in the Normandy landings Jun-1944 as part of Force D off Sword Beach.

Damaged by a torpedo Aug-1944 and was used as a cadet training ship again.

Sold 26-Mar-1949 and arrived at Cashmore of Newport 11-May-1949 for breaking up.

Won the Battle Honour: Normandy 1944.


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This page last edited - 12 February, 2013.

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