HMS Euryalus (42), Royal Navy

Street Chatham Dockyard
City Chatham
Church Parish Medway
County Kent
State/ Province England
Country United Kingdom


HMS Euryalus was a Dido-class cruiser of the Royal Navy.
Laid down: October 21, 1937, at the Chatham Dockyard
Launched: June 6, 1939
Commissioned: June 30, 1941
Length: 485 feet 148 meters
Beam: 50.5 feet 15.4 meters
Engine: Parsons geared turbines, Four shafts, Four Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Speed: 32.25 knots


In January 1948, HMS Euryalus was recommissioned, and joined the 1st Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean Fleet, replacing HMS Ajax, and served in the Palestinian patrols.



On May 15, 1948, HMS Euryalus was responsible for the evacuation of the British High Commissioner, Lt. General Sir Alan Cunningham, from Haifa to England.
She was escorted out of Palestine waters by aircraft carrier, HMS Ocean, together with HMS Chevron, HMS Childers, HMS Volage, HMS Pelican and HMS Widemouth Bay.

Source References

  1. A Safe Haven, Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel
    1. Page: 340


  1. Bayliffe, Harold G.J.
  2. Cunningham, Alan Gordon GCMG, KCB, DSO, MC
  3. Harvey, C.C. RN