HMS Keith (D06) leader

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Navy: Royal Navy

Type:

Destroyer
Class:
Pennant: D 06 
Mod: Flotilla leader: (Rear Adm. Wake-Walker)
Built by: Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Laid down: 1 Oct, 1929 
Launched: 10 Jul, 1930 
Commissioned: 20 Mar, 1931 
Complement: 157
Lost: 1 June, 1940 (Capt. D. J. R. Simpson, RN.) also Commanding Officer of the 19th Destroyer Flotilla Flagship Rear-Adml Wake-Walker) was sunk by German Ju87 Stuka dive bombers off Dunkirk, France 40 of the crew were killed, while she was participating in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from France.

The wreck lies in 23 meters of water in position 5104'43"N, 0208'46"E. 

 

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