HMS Pakenham (G06)

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Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Pennant: G 06  Leader
Built by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Laid down: 6 Feb, 1940 
Launched: 28 Jan, 1941 
Commissioned: 4 Feb, 1942 
Complement: 176
Lost: 16 Apr, 1943 (Capt. Stevens RN ) (c 37-30'N, 12-30'E) Scuttled by allied forces after sustaining heavy damages in action off Sicily. SW of Marsala by 3.9" gunfire from torpedo boats 'Cassiopea and Cigno'

Cigno was sunk in this action

History: 30 Oct, 1942
The German submarine U-559 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Port Said, in position 32.30N, 33.00E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Pakenham, HMS Petard, HMS Hero and the British escort destroyers HMS Dulverton, HMS Hurworth and a British Wellesley aircraft.
Former name: HMS Onslow

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