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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.

Roll of Honour

E Breen  Chief Petty Officer
G Cockwill  Leading Seaman
W Colbourne  Chief Engine Room Artificer
S Cook  Telegraphist
J Garland  Stoker Petty Officer
A Grummitt  Leading Seaman
R Heseltine  Able Seaman
F Hickman  Weapons Engineer DSC
R Hitchcock  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
G Hogben  Stoker Petty Officer
J Hughes  Leading Stoker
T Jones  Leading Telegraphist
J Kirton  Cook
R Legg  Stoker 2nd Class
A Lewin  Leading Stoker
J Lynch  Petty Officer Telegraphist
L Marsh  Stoker 1st Class
W Mechen  Stoker 2nd Class
J Paton  Able Seaman
H Seeley  Leading Steward
P Slade  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
G Smith  Leading Seaman
A Vernon  Chief Petty Officer
L Walford  Lieutenant RNR
S Watts  Telegraphist
P West  Leading Seaman
D Worth  Leading Seaman


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

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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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