Screw Fast Frigate ordered on 2nd
February 1943 from Caledon SB, at
Dundee and laid down on
as Job Number 1st November 1943
as Job Number 11849 (Yard Number
421). The ship was launched
on 7th June 1944 as the 1st Royal Navy
ship to carry this name. Build was
completed on 17th November 1945. Turbine
machinery was fitted for main
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Commissioned for service in Home Fleet.
Lieutenant Commander P U Usherwood
Royal Navy in command.)
(Note: Additional work to improve hull
stiffening was to be undertaken in
in Clyde was be carried out before ship
was deployed in service.)
Build completion and commenced
On completion of trials and storing took
passage to Clyde for shipyard work
Under modification to hull structure.
Lieutenant Commander C P Adams, RN
appointed in command.
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On completion of shipyard work carried
out calibration of SQUID Anti-submarine
Direction Finding Outfits FH4 and FM11.
Passage to Londonderry to join Flotilla.
Deployed with Flotilla for participation
in Operation DEADLIGHT (2).
(Note: Operation DEADLIGHT (2) was the
destruction of German submarines which
surrendered in May 1945. These were
assembled in various ports in the Clyde
sunk in NW Approaches. Some were sunk by
SHARK projectiles and SQUID Mortar
Sank U975 by SQUID and SHARK firings.
Sank U3514 by SQUID and SHARK firings.
Carried out training duties for
anti-submarine personnel and Flotilla
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Deployment at Londonderry for training
duties and took part in Home Fleet
Attended Royal Review of Fleet in Clyde
Lieutenant Commander CF Parker appointed
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Londonderry training duties and Home
Flee exercises in continuation
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Flotilla training duties in
Nominated for operation to assess the
performance of radio equipment
northern latitudes (Operation RUSTY)
Deployed with HM Light Fleet Carrier
VENGEANCE, HM Destroyers ST KITTS and
GABBARD for RUSTY.
Passage to area centred at 42N 5E to
carry out trials.
Return passage to Londonderry on
completion of RUSTY.
Resumed Training duties at Londonderry
and Home Fleet exercises.
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Londonderry training duties in
Took part in Flag Officer Submarines
Summer War Exercises and Home Fleet
Lieutenant Commander M F de Halpert DSC
RN appointed in command.
Programme including Haugensund and
Nordheimsund in Norway during visits
Selected for pilot study to assess
current refit and docking cycles.
(Note: These were subsequently amended
to provide an eight month period between
Propeller shaft alignment to be checked
during docking periods.)
Nominated for transfer to 6th Frigate
Flotilla Home Fleet, after refit.
Taken in hand for refit by HM Dockyard
Joined Flotilla after post refit trials
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Deployed with Flotilla and took part in
search for HM Submarine lost in English
Flotilla deployment with Home Fleet in
continuation including exercises and
Docked for repair of damage after
collision with HM Frigate LOCH ALVIE at
Visited Lisbon with HM Frigates LOCH
ALVIE and ST AUSTELL BAY during return
to UK. Nominated for reduction to
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Paid off and de-stored. On completion of
reduction to Reserve laid-up at
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was damaged in collision with Norwegian
OCEAN SWELL in November 1952 but
without major damage. The ship remained
in Reserve until 1957 when placed in
the Disposal List and in April 1958 was
placed on the Sales List and
de-equipped.. Sold to BISCO
in 1959 for demolition by
J J King at
arrived in tow at the breakerís yard on
28th January 1960.