HMS Airedale (L07)

Casualty List

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Escort destroyer
Class: Hunt (Type III) 
Pennant: L 07 
Built by: John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
Ordered: 4 July, 1940   John Brown at Clydebank
Laid down: 20 Nov, 1940 
Launched: 12 Aug, 1941 
Commissioned: 8 Jan, 1942 'adopted' by the civil community of Spenborough, then in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Complement: 168
Lost: 15 Jun, 1942  Eastern Mediterranean, south of Crete ,Alexandria/Malta Bombed and heavily damaged by German Ju 87 (Stuka) divebombers
48 crew were lost.Scuttled by HMS Aldenham and HMS position (c 34-00'N, 24-00'E)

Battle Honours 

ARCTIC 1942 - LIBYA 1943

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