HMS Maori


HMS Maori was a Tribal class destroyer laid down by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Scotland in July 1936. She was launched in September 1937, and was commissioned in December 1938. She was assigned to the Mediterranean Station. She returned to British waters in early 1940, and participated in operations in Norway in April, and was part of the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck the year after. She sailed to the Mediterranean in December 1941, and participated at the Battle of Cape Bon. While she laid at anchor in Grand Harbor in Malta, she was bombed and sunk by German airplanes 12. February 1942. Her wreck was raised after the war, and scuttled in Saint Elmo Bay 15. July 1945. The battered wreck rest today on a depth of 15 meter close to shore.

Former names:
HMS Maori
F 24
377,0 x 36,6 x 11,3 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1891 displ ( std )
Glasgow ( UK ) 1937
Malta ( UK )

35°54'10.4"N 14°30'57.2"E

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Last updated: March 2021