HMS Howe (1942) BB  (5th)

This the fifth ship to carry the name HMS Howe was originally named Beatty but renamed Feb-1940 shortly before being launched. 

Built by Cammell Laird Shipbuilders. Laid down in Jun-1937, launched 09-Apr-1940 and completed in Aug-1942.

She joined the Home Fleet August 1942. Went to the Mediterranean to support the Sicily landings July-Sept 1943. Then joined the Eastern Fleet July-1944 and took part in several bombardments against the Japanese.

After a refit in late 1945, became a training ship in home waters. Then went into Reserve.

She was sold 1957 and broken up at Inverkeithing 04-Jun-1958.

Won the Battle Honours: Arctic 1942-43, Sicily 1943 and Okinawa 1945.


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

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This page last edited - 13 March, 2013.

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