HMS Mohawk (F31)


HMS Mohawk (F31)

HMS "Mohawk" (L-31/F-31/G-31) was a Tribal-class destroyer laid down by John I. Thornycroft and Company at Woolston, Hampshire on 16 July 1936, launched on 5 October 1937 and commissioned on 7 September 1938. "Mohawk" served on convoy duties in the North Sea, and with the 14th Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean where she participated in the Battle of Calabria in July 1940 and the Battle of Cape Matapan in March 1941. "Mohawk" was struck by two torpedoes fired by the Italian Navigatori class destroyer "Tarigo" as she attacked an Italian convoy and sank off Kerkennah Island in eastern Tunisia on 16 April 1941 with the loss of 43 of her crew. (see Battle of the Tarigo Convoy)

See HMS "Mohawk" for other ships of this name.


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