HMS Boadicea (H65)
|Built by:||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Laid down:||11 Jul, 1929|
|Launched:||23 Sep, 1930|
|Commissioned:||7 Apr, 1931|
|Lost:||13 Jun, 1944 (Lt. Cdr. F. W. Hawkins, RN.) was sunk by German aircraft off Portland, Her wreck lies 16 miles South West of Portland England at 50:28:12N, 02:29:30W in 53 metres while supporting the Normandy landings, only 12 of her crew survived. However, official British reports attribute the sinking to a torpedo launched by a Ju 88 aircraft which disguised itself in a formation of RAF Beaufighters.|
6 Feb, 1940
HMS Boadicea and HMS Beagle sail from Boulogne with the Prime Minister, War cabinet and Chief of Staff for Dover.