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HMS Phoebe was a Dido-class light cruiser

Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Govan, Scotland

Engine No 666 1939

In 1941 HMS Phoebe was transferred to the 7th Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean. Enemy-held territory here was to keep the British Fleet busy for the next two-and-a-half years, and HMS Phoebe was to have her fair share of the action

One of her first operations was the evacuation of troops from Greece and Crete, which was followed quickly by the Syria landings and transporting troops to and from Tobruk

In1945, HMS Phoebe was involved in the amphibious assault on Rangoon as part of the East Indies Fleet’s, 21st Aircraft Carrier Squadron

In early 1948, the cruiser took elements of Royal Marines 40 Commando to Haifa, to assist in the British withdrawal from Mandate Palestine. On 30 June Phoebe embarked the last G. O. C. Palestine and rearguard troops, as the evacuation was completed

She was sold for scrap in 1956


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