HMS Caradoc

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History of  Royal Navy cruiser HMS Caradoc. Royal Navy cruiser website dedicated to  HMS Caradoc including crew and families of ex-crew members notice board for HMS Caradoc

HMS Caradoc, built by Scott and laid down on the 21st february 1916, Launched 23rd december 1916 and cpompleted June 1917. HMS Caradoc joined the 6th Light cruiser squadron in June 1917, In August 1917 she got stranded on The fair Isle. In 1918 she was sent to the Baltic and along with HMS Calypso and the destroyers HMS Vendetta, Vortigern and HMS Wakefull captured the Bolshevik Destroyers Avtroil and Spartak of Reval. HMS Caradoc joined the 3rd Light Cruiser squadron in February 1919 until January 1921. She was recommissioned in March 1923 and again February 1926. During World war two HMS Caradoc served in the America and West Indies fleet from 1939-42 moving to the Eastern fleet from 1942-43. From 1943-44 Caradoc served in the South Atlantic. after the war she was sold and broken up in April 1946

   

Displacement: 4,180 tons    Speed: 29kt    Complement: 400 increasing to 437 as a Flagship.

Armament: Five 6 inch guns, Two 3inch anti-aircraft guns and two 2pdr anti-aircraft guns.   Eight 21 inch torpedo tubes.

HMS Caradoc

HMS Caradoc Arriving in Malta 9th November 1945, homeward bound from Colombo. Sent in by David W. Spittle

HMS Caradoc Arriving in Malta 9th November 1945, homeward bound from Colombo. Sent in by David W. Spittle

HMS Caradoc.

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HMS Caradoc at Malta Harbour  

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HMS Caradoc (we believe), pre 1944.

From the collection of Reginald Spencer Lear, who served on Caradoc, Hood, Warspite, Revenge, Thunderer and Isis, until his death on Isis in 1944.

 

Crew of HMS Caradoc, including Reginald H J Smith.

Contributed by a relative of his.

The Crew of HMS Caradoc in Colombo, 1945.  Sent in by David W. Spittle