Allied Warships

HMS Chantala

Armed boarding vessel

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed boarding vessel
Class[No specific class] 
Built byBarclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched2 Apr 1920 
Commissioned21 Feb 1940 
Lost7 Dec 1941 

Passenger / cargo vessel completed on 19 August 1920.
Taken in hand for fitting out as Armed boarding vessel at Bombay on 23 January 1940.
Fitting out completed on 21 February 1940.
Displacement: 3129 GRT.
Dimensions: 100.6 x 14 feet.
Armament: 2 4" guns (2x1), 2 2pdr AA (2x1)
Speed: 14 knots.

HMS Chantala (Lt.Cdr. (retired) Christopher Ernest Inman Gibbs, RN) was mined of Tubruk, Libya on 7 December 1941.


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1Lt.Cdr. (retired) Christopher Ernest Inman Gibbs, RN25 Jan 19407 Dec 1941

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