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HMS Newfoundland (59)

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HMS Newfoundland was a light cruiser of the Royal Navy. Named after the Dominion of Newfoundland, she participated in the Second World War and was later sold to the Peruvian Navy. The hospital ship was a different ship, although also torpedoed in the Mediterranean in 1943. Early career Newfoundland was built by Swan Hunter and launched 19 December 1941 by the wife of the then British Minister of Labour, Ernest Bevin. The ship was completed in December 1942 and commissioned the next month. After commissioning Newfoundland joined the 10th Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet. Early in 1943 the ship became flagship of the 15th Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean. On the night of 13/14 July 1943, during Sicily Campaign, she provided effective support for 1st Parachute Brigade helping to secure the Primasole Bridge, linking Catania with Syra. On 23 July 1943, she was torpedoed by the . Some sources attribute the torpedo to the . One crewman was killed in the attack. Her rudder having
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