HMS Hostile (H 55)

Casualty List

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Pennant: H 55 
Built by: Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered: 5 Sep, 1934 
Laid down: 27 Feb, 1935 
Launched: 24 Jan, 1936 
Commissioned: 10 Sep, 1936 
Complement: 145
Lost: 23 Aug, 1940 (Cdr. A .P. Gibson, RN.) ran into minefield 5.AN, laid a couple of days previously by the Italian destroyers Maestrale, Grecale, Libeccio and Scirocco. Central Mediterranean, 18 miles SE, Tunisia in Strait of Sicily She was severly damaged and had to be sunk by HMS Hero

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