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HMS Cavalier, 1944

 
 
HMS Cavalier, 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
1. HMS Cavalier, 1944 Marker
Inscription.
HMS Cavalier, 1944
National Destroyer Memorial
National Historic Fleet

HMS Cavalier is preserved as a memorial to the 142 Royal Navy destroyers sunk during the Second World War with the loss of over 11,000 lives. Cavalier also represents the work of the Dockyard during the 20th century-building, repairing and refitting the steel-hulled surface warships of the Royal Navy.

One of ninety-six emergency destroyers built for the Royal Navy during the Second World War, Cavalier was launched in 1942 from Samuel Whites Yard on the Isle of Wight. Awarded the Battle Honour ‘Arctic 1945’ for operations off northern Norway and in support of the homeward-bound Russian Convoy RA64, Cavalier, later operated in the Western Approaches and with the British Pacific Fleet.

After modernisation in 1957 Cavalier served with the Royal Navy, mainly in the Far East, until she paid off at Chatham in 1972. By then she was the Royal Navy's last operational Second World War destroyer.
 
Location. 51° 23.699′ N, 0° 31.64′ E. Marker is in Chatham, England, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Western Avenue and Main Gate Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map.
HMS Cavalier image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
2. HMS Cavalier
Located in Historic Dockyard Chatham. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham, England ME4 4TZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First World War 100th Anniversary (here, next to this marker); The Destroyer Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Victory Dock (a few steps from this marker); The Old Single Dock (a few steps from this marker); H.M.S. Victory (a few steps from this marker); No. 2 Dry Dock, 1856 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Clocktower Building (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 1 Machine Shop 1861; Armour Plate Shop 1865 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Also see . . .
1. HMS Cavalier (R73) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Chatham Dockyard Historical Society. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
4. Chatham Dockyard on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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