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HMS Gambia : A Glorious History In Pictures

circa 1948

HMS Gambia : A Glorious History In Pictures Conceived in the 1938 Royal Naval Estimates and laid down on the 24th of July 1939, at Swan Hunter’s Yard at Wallsend.

HMNZS Gambia, 18 May 1944
A Fiji-class light cruiser, she was 555 feet long and displaced nearly 9,000 tons.
She sported a maximum speed of over 32 knots, allowing her to keep up with the fleet.
Furthermore, she boasted a range of over 6,000 nautical miles!
underway, circa in 1945.
HMS Gambia launched on 30th of November 1940. And would serve with New Zealand from 1943-1946.
She saw action throughout the Pacific Theater serving with the British Pacific Fleet.
Views of the Royal Navy anchorage at Grand Harbour, Malta, circa in 1951. Moreover, vessels at anchor include the light fleet carrier HMS Warrior (R31) (foreground), U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Des Moines (CA-134) (middle). Furthermore, note the Maltese lightermen in the foreground.
Views of the Royal Navy anchorage at Grand Harbour, Malta, circa in 1951. Vessels at anchor include the light fleet carrier HMS Warrior (R31) (foreground), Furthermore, U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Des Moines (CA-134).
at Malta.1953
HMS Apollo and HMS Gambia.
HMS GAMBIA VISITS IRAN. 22 NOVEMBER 1955, IN IRAN. HMS GAMBIA WEARING THE FLAG OF THE C IN C EAST INDIES, VICE ADMIRAL C F W NORRIS, CB, DSO, VISITING IRAN. (A 33383) Rear Admiral Rassai, Moreover, Commander First Naval Base, Khorramshar, with the C in C East Indies, Vice Admiral C F W Norris, CB, DSO, during visit to Iran. Furthermore, Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205163872
1954
In conclusion, she was in mothballs in Portsmouth harbor by December of 1060.
Lastly, on December 2nd, 1968 she was towed to the breakyards in Inverkeithing, a port town and parish, in Fife, Scotland.

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HMS Gambia : A Glorious History In Pictures