HMS Leander

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1948

HMS Leander (75)
Light cruiser of the Leander class

Navy: The Royal Navy
Type: Light cruiser
Class: Leander
Penant: 75
Built by: Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.) : Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.)
Laid down: 1 Aug, 1928
Launched: 13 Jul, 1929
Commissioned: 8 May, 1944
End service: Feb, 1948

History: The Royal Navy light-cruiser HMS Leander was loaned to the New Zealand Division from 30 April 1937 until 8 May 1944. At this time she was repairing and refitting at Boston in the USA. HMS Leander returned to service on 27 August 1945.
Decommissioned by the Royal Navy in February 1948.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 15 December 1949.
Scrapped at Blyth on 15 January 1950.

Former name: HMNZS Leander

My Postcards

Postally unused. Serial No 38b - 23. This postcard, made by Valentine's, is one of a series made using a centre black and white photograph with a graduated background showing a coloured Union Jack
Postcard series: Valentine's


Posted from on board during Navy Week at Plymouth. Dated 11 Aug 1933
Series number: 2359


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