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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.

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Ex 16R

Roll of Honour

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

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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