CountryUnited Kingdom
Ship ClassTown-class Light Cruiser
Hull NumberC21
BuilderScotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom
Laid Down16 Apr 1935
Launched20 Jun 1936
Commissioned9 Sep 1937


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King George VI of the United Kingdom aboard HMS Glasgow at Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 18-21 Mar 1943Admiral of the Fleet Earl Louis Mountbatten arriving aboard HMS Glasgow to assume his new position as commander of the Mediterranean Fleet, Malta, 16 May 1952

Glasgow Operational Timeline

9 Sep 1937 The 9,100-ton light cruiser, HMS Glasgow, built at Scotts (Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom), was commissioned with Captain Francis N. Attwood in command.
16 Jul 1940 British destroyer HMS Imogen collided with cruiser HMS Glasgow in heavy fog off Pentland Firth and Duncansby Head, in northern Scotland, United Kingdom. She caught fire and was later abandoned, drifting 20 miles before sinking; 17 were killed and 133 were rescued. HMS Glasgow saw 2 killed and suffered a 6-foot hole above the waterline; she would be under repair at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom until 4 Sep.
3 Dec 1940 Greek troops pushed Italian troops back 15 miles, capturing Sarandë, Albania. To the far south, Italian torpedo bombers attacked the British naval base at Suda Bay, Crete, Greece at 1540 hours, damaging British cruiser HMS Glasgow with two torpedoes (3 killed, 3 wounded).
30 Mar 1943 British light cruiser HMS Glasgow intercepted German blockade runner Regensburg, whose crew scuttled the ship.
28 Dec 1943 British cruisers HMS Glasgow and HMS Enterprise intercepted a force of German destroyers off France; the German ships were responding to the Allied sinking of German merchant ships. By 1600 hours, German destroyers T25, T26, and Z27 were sunk.

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