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HMS Curlew.  Royal Navy Cruiser HMS Curlew of the Ceres Class.  Photographs and history of the cruiser HMS Curlew, from its launch in 1917 to its participation in World War Two and its sinking in 1940.

HMS Curlew along with HMS Coventry were used as prototype conversions to anti-aircraft cruisers.  HMS Curlew served in the home fleet 1939 - 1940 (flag superior changed to D in 1940).  HMS Curlew was sunk due to bombing from German aircraft near Ofot fjord Norway, 26th May 1940.

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HMS Curlew 5th July 1917 Sunk on 26th May 1940.

HMS Curlew

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HMS Curlew.  Sent in by Peter Galea.

Photograph of HMS Curlew provided by Terence Holland whose grandfather Giles Bond served on board as a marine.

HMS Curlew pictured c.1930.

HMS Curlew.

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HMS Curlew in dry dock at Hong Kong, November 1920.

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Shanghai charity football match, HMS Curlew v Shanghai.  Curlew won 4 - 2. 

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Shanghai charity football match, HMS Curlew v Shanghai.  Curlew won 4 - 2.  

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The crew of HMS Curlew

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HMS Curlew at Hong Kong c.1920-21 

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Some of the survivors from HMS Curlew.

Contributed by James Roche.

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HMS Curlew's ships company waiting for their share of the rum 

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HMS Curlew's football team in Hong Kong 1920-21. 

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HMS Curlew's football team in Hong Kong 1920-21.

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Two of the crew of HMS Curlew.

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Ships company from HMS Curlew 

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Emanuel Delezio - a survivor of the sinking of the Curlew.  Contributed by Robert Delezio

Emanuel Delezio - a survivor of the sinking of the Curlew.  Contributed by Robert Delezio

Emanuel Delezio - a survivor of the sinking of the Curlew.  Contributed by Robert Delezio