HMS Gurkha (1938) DD  (3rd)

This the third ship to carry the name HMS Gurkha was a Tribal Class, destroyer.

Built by Fairfield, laid down 06-Jul-1936, launched 07-Jul-1937, commissioned 21-Oct-1938.

Early in WW2 Gurkha was with the Home Fleet and on 23-Feb-1940 sank U-53 south of the Faroes.

Then she took part in the Norwegian Campaign where 09-Apr-1940 she was sunk by air attack off Stavanger.

Won the Battle Honours: North Sea 1940 and Norway 1940.


Other HMS Gurkha
- 1st  HMS Ghurka
- 2nd HMS Gurkha
- 3rd HMS Gurkha
- 4th HMS Gurkha
- 5th HMS Gurkha

- Tribal Class (1938) DD
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- Full Battle Honours

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This page last edited - 28 April, 2013.

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