HMS Galatea (1934) CC  (7th)

This the seventh ship to carry the name HMS Galatea was a Light Cruiser.

Built by Scotts of Greenock, laid down 02-Jun-1933, launched 09-Aug-1934, and commissioned 14-Aug-1935.

On commissioning went to the Mediterranean as Flagship, Rear Admiral (D).

At the start of WW2 was ordered back to home waters.

Feb/Mar-1940 took part in operations to intercept Axis merchantmen trying to break out of Vigo.

Apr-1940 took part in the Norwegian campaign, then May-1940 went to the Nore as Flagship 2nd Cruiser Squadron.

Underwent refit Oct-1940 to Jan-1941 then went back to the Home Fleet.

Took part in Bismarck operations May-1941. Then Jul-1941 joined the Mediterranean Fleet via the Red Sea. In Nov 1941 was base at Malta with Force K operating against axis supply convoys to North Africa..

Torpedoed and sunk by U-557 off Alexandria, 14-Dec-1941 with the loss of 470.

Won the Battle Honours: Norway 1940, 'Bismarck' 1941 and Mediterranean 1941.


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

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This page last edited - 28 May, 2012.

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