HMS Kipling (F91)

Casualty List

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Pennant: F 91 
Built by: Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland) 
Laid down: 20 Oct, 1937 
Launched: 19 Jan, 1939 
Commissioned: 12 Dec, 1939 
Complement: 183
Lost: 11 May, 1942 (Lt. Cdr. Sir A. St Clair-Ford, RN., DSO), ( c 32-30N,26-00E ) by German Ju 88 bomber aircraft off Mersa Matruth in the eastern Mediterranean. 
History: 11 Oct, 1940
The battleship HMS Revenge sails from Plymouth with the destroyers HMS Javelin, HMS Jupiter, HMS Kelvin, HMS Kipling, HMS Jackal, HMS Jaguar and HMS Kashmir to shell the French port of Cherbourg.

28 Dec, 1941
The German submarine U-75 was sunk in the Mediterranean near Mersa Matruh, in position 31.50'N, 26.40'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Kipling.

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