Pandora (N42)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: P
Fate: 1st April 1942, a JU87 dropped a bomb directly down the conning tower hatch while the boat was moored at Hamilton Wharf, Malta. The casualties were all from duty watch. P36, moored at the Lazaretto, was sunk in the same attack.

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Ex 42P Served in Chinese waters and went to the Mediterranean in 1940.

Roll of Honour

Breen  Chief Petty Officer
Cockwill  Leading Seaman
Colbourne  Chief Engine Room Artificer
Cook  Telegraphist
Garland  Stoker Petty Officer
Grummitt  Leading Seaman
Heseltine  Able Seaman
Hickman  Weapons Engineer DSC
Hitchcock  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Hogben  Stoker Petty Officer
Hughes  Leading Stoker
Jones  Leading Telegraphist
Kirton  Cook
Legg  Stoker 2nd Class
Lewin  Leading Stoker
Lynch  Petty Officer Telegraphist
Marsh  Stoker 1st Class
Mechen  Stoker 2nd Class
Paton  Able Seaman
Seeley  Leading Steward
Slade  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Smith  Leading Seaman
Vernon  Chief Petty Officer
Walford  Lieutenant RNR
Watts  Telegraphist
West  Leading Seaman
Worth  Leading Seaman


09-07-1928 : Laid Down
22-08-1929 : Launched
30-06-1930 : Completed
01-04-1942 : HMS Pandora bombed & sunk at Malta

HMS Pandora arrived at Malta loaded with stores on 31st March 1942. Having discharged her oil she was moved to Hamilton Wharf at dawn the following day. A bombing raid began as she was being further unloaded and rather than delay her progress it was decided to continue despite the raid. Between 1500 and 1600 on the afternoon of 1st April Pandora received two direct hits from bombs and sank.


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