HMS Cleveland (L46)

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Navy: Royal Navy


Escort Destroyer


Hunt (Type I) 


L 46 

Built by:

Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland) 

Laid down:

7 Jul, 1939 


24 Apr, 1940 


18 Sep, 1940 


Wrecked on 28 June 1957 while en route to the shipbreakers.

She sailed from UK in November 1942 as escort for convoy KMS2. On 5 July 1943 rendered assistance to the torpedoed British merchant Devis off Algiers. In July 1943 she supported the landings in Sicily. In September 1943 she supported the Salerno landings and in August 1944 the landings in the south of France. In September-October 1944 Cleveland was in the Aegean clearing the the islands and Greek mainland of German troops.

Named after a 'Hunt' in Yorkshire, northern England.

Was the fourth R.N. ship of the name.

Battle Honours;
Atlantic 1942
English Channel 1942 - 1943
North Sea 1943
Sicily 1943
Salerno 1943
South France 1944
Aegean 1944
Adriatic 1944 

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