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HMS Frobisher

Cavendish Class Heavy Cruiser

nice photo, Indian Ocean July 1942
nice photo, Indian Ocean July 1942
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 Built by Devonport. Laid Down 2 August 1916.

Launched 20 March 1920. Completed 20 September 1924.

Scrapped at Newport 1949

Frobisher was still on the stocks at the Armistice in 1918 and her construction slowed down. Launched in 1920 she was not completed until 1924.

She served in the Mediterranean as Flagship 1st Cruiser Squadron during 1924 to 1929, with a temporary detachment to the China Station in 1926. She then joined the 2nd Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic Fleet in September 1929. She reduced to reserve in November 1930 until conversion to a cadets training ship in 1932, in which capacity she served until 1939. She was then laid up until entering refit on 5 January 1940, which extended until March 1942. She then joined the 4th Cruiser Squadron with the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean until March 1944. After returning home, Frobisher took part in the landings in Normandy in June 1944 as part of Force D, off Sword Beach, but was damaged by a Dackel torpedo in August, after which she was employed as a cadets training ship. She was handed over to BISCO on 26 March 1949, and arrived at Cashmore's Newport yard to break up on 11 May.

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1942
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February 1944, freshly repainted
February 1944, freshly repainted
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the monitor Roberts supporting Sword Beach, Frobisher in the background
the monitor Roberts supporting Sword Beach, Frobisher in the background
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partly disarmed as a training ship in May 1945
partly disarmed as a training ship in May 1945
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