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Rainbow (N16)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: R2
Fate: 4th October 1940, while attacking a convoy Rainbow collided with the Italian M/V Antonietta Costa and was lost with all hands.

Roll of Honour

C Abbott  Stoker 1st Class
D Adcock  Sub-Lieutenant
A Barrass  Stoker 1st Class
A Blackett  Petty Officer
G Blackmore  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
S Bridge  Stoker Petty Officer
H Burgandy  Leading Seaman
F Bussey  Chief Engine Room Artificer
P Chapman  Lieutenant
J Chick  Able Seaman
I Cockin  Able Seaman
R Crump  Leading Stoker
M Davis  Lieutenant
T Dixon  Able Seaman
J Dunn  Leading Cook
G Earl  Able Seaman
G Edom  Petty Officer
J Edwards  Able Seaman
S Ellis  Leading Stoker
J Farrington  Telegraphist
T Fletcher  Leading Seaman
A Foster  Leading Telegraphist
W Fraser  Leading Seaman
J Graham  Leading Seaman
C Gregory  Stoker 1st Class
A Guppy  Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist
H Hayward  Leading Stoker
H Hodson  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
N Holroyd  Stoker 1st Class
J Jeffrey  Signalman
C McKinstry  Stoker Petty Officer
A McMillan  Petty Officer
L Moore  Lieutenant Commander
H Palmer  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
J Parker  Leading Telegraphist
W Paulyn  Leading Stoker
F Phillips  Stoker 1st Class
F Pilkington  Leading Seaman
B Robinson  Chief Engine Room Artificer
T Smith  Leading Seaman
W Smith  Stoker 1st Class
J Stannard  Leading Seaman
F Stinton  Leading Stoker
V Taylor  Leading Stoker
R Thornton  Stoker 1st Class
G Tweed  Lieutenant
J White  Able Seaman
J Wilkins  Able Seaman
W Withey  Lieutenant (E)
G Woodcock  Able Seaman
A Woodhead  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
H Wrennall  Leading Stoker
A Wright  Leading Stoker
F Young  Leading Seaman

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Events

24-07-1929 : Laid Down
14-05-1930 : Launched
18-01-1932 : Completed
04-10-1940 : HMS Rainbow was on patrol in the Mediterranean, operating in the Gulf of Taranto and later in the Gulf of Otranto. She was due back in Alexandria on 19th October but failed to return. On 4th October while attacking a convoy Rainbow collided with the Italian M/V Antonietta Costa and was lost with all hands.


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