HMS Kelly (F01)
|Built by:||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Laid down:||26 Aug, 1937|
|Launched:||25 Oct, 1938|
|Commissioned:||23 Aug, 1939|
|Lost:||23 May, 1941 HMS
Kelly (Capt. Lord Louis Mountbatten, RN.)
was bombed and sunk by German Stuka dive bombers off
was the commanding officer of this
destroyer, killing 9 Officers &
Later to be Commander of Combined Operations (Commandos) and Last Viceroy of India.
14 Dec, 1939
HMS Kelly is badly damaged by a German mine laid by German destroyers off the Tyne.
9 May, 1940
Fredrick Hill - Survivor . photo courtsey of son John Hill