HMS Ivanhoe (1937) DD  (1st)

This the only ship to carry the name HMS Ivanhoe was a destroyer.

Built by Yarrow, laid down 06-Feb-1936, launched 11-Feb-1937, and commissioned 24-Aug-1937.

Was in the Mediterranean when WW2 started and immediately ordered home. Early Dec-1939 joined the forming 20th Destroyer Flotilla for minelaying duty.

May/Jun-1940 took part in Belgium and France evacuations, and was damaged.

After repairs it was back to Minelaying work.

01-Sep-1940 struck a mine and was towed by HMS Kelvin. Six hours later was bombed by aircraft and the wreck torpedoed and sunk by Kelvin.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1939, Norway 1940 and Dunkirk 1940.


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This page last edited - 19 June, 2012.

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