HMS Gipsy (H63)
|Built by:||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Laid down:||5 Sep, 1934|
|Launched:||7 Nov, 1935|
|Commissioned:||22 Feb, 1936|
1939 (Lt. Cdr. N.J. Crossley, RN.)(51°55.96'N-01°18.59'E)
mined by German laid mines and sunk in
the channel to Harwich Harbour, East coast England.
Loss of 30 men, the remaining crew were taken off by the Polish destroyer Burza and the British tug Stronghold. Beached in shallow water she was not re-commissioned.
The minefield in which she was sunk was laid during the night of 17/18 November 1939 by the German destroyers Hermann Künne, Bernd von Arnim and Wilhelm Heidkamp.