SATURDAY, April 17/2021@18:55-WELL, I THOUGHT I HAD ALL THE WARSHIPS THAT OUR ROYAL NAVAL HERO, HRH PRINCE Philip MOUNTBATTEN, R.N., SERVED IN, THOUGH, EXCEPT THIS HEAVY CRUISER, H.M.S. SHROPSHIRE 83!!!
Note: I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE ANY OF THE WARSHIPS THAT OUR W.W.II/1939-1945 NAVAL HERO, HRH Philip MOUNTBATTEN, SERVED IN; SO HERE IS A PHOTO OF H.M.S. SHROPSHIRE 83!!!
R.I.P., HRH, ROYAL NAVAL HERO, PRINCE Philip MOUNTBATTEN, ROYAL NAVY/RETIRED, LYING IN STATE AT BUCKINGHAM PLACE, OR ROYALTY GROUNDS!!!
THANK YOU FOR MY FREEDOMS, HRH PRINCE Philip MOUNTBATTEN-SIR; YOURS AYE-WITH Love, Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, Present Day Naval-Military Analyst, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
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HMS Shropshire was a heavy cruiser of the London sub-class of County class cruisers. She is the only warship to have been named after Shropshire, England. She was launched on 05 July 1928, completed on 12 September 1929 and commissioned on 24 September 1929.
After post-commissioning workups, Shropshire was assigned to the 1st Cruiser Squadron of the British Mediterranean Fleet in November 1929. During 1935 and 1936, the cruiser was involved in the British response to the Abyssinia Crisis. Shropshire was also present for the Spanish Civil War, and between 22 August and 16 September 1936, supported the evacuation of refugees from Barcelona. She remained in the Mediterranean (apart from returning to the UK for refits) until the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, at which point the ship was reassigned to the South Atlantic for trade protection patrols.
On 09 December 1939, Shropshire intercepted the German merchant…
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