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HMS Spartan

Dido Group 2 Class Light Cruiser

commissioning on the Moray, August 1943.
commissioning on the Moray, August 1943.
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Built by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow. Laid Down 21 December 1939.

Launched 27 August 1942. Completed 10 August 1943.

Spartan served initially in the Home Fleet and then went to the Mediterranean, where she was hit and sunk by an HS 293 glider bomb while lying off the Anzio beachhead on 29 January 1944. Anyone interested in Spartan should visit David Hughes site

newly completed off Barrow, August 1943
newly completed off Barrow, August 1943
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at anchor, Tail of the Bank
at anchor, Tail of the Bank
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(for those interested in these things, and after contributions by a number of people, the Tail of the Bank is the anchorage in the Firth of Clyde just off Greenock and at the end of the marked channel through the sandbar which divides the River from the Firth of Clyde)

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Anzio providing defence of the beach-head, not long before her sinking
Anzio providing defence of the beach-head, not long before her sinking
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Spartan passing astern of Orion at Anzio the week before her loss
Spartan passing astern of Orion at Anzio the week before her loss
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