HMS Stronghold (H50)

Casualty List

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: Admiralty S 
Pennant: H 50 
Built by: Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered: June, 1917 
Laid down: Mar, 1918 
Launched: 6 May, 1919 
Commissioned: 2 Jul, 1919 
Complement: 134
Lost: 2 Mar, 1942 (Lt.Cdr. G.R. Pretor-Pinney, R.N.), fleeing from Tjilatjap to Australia was discovered and sank by heavy cruiser Maya and the destroyers Arashi and Nowaki  belonging to a Japanese carrier force operating south of Java, Stronghold sank at 1858 hours at position 12.20'S, 112.00'E. About fifty survivors were picked up by the small Dutch merchant Bintoehan that later transferred them to Maya. 

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