1944

1945 1946 1954 1955

LAUNCHED

 25th July 1944

COMPLETED 20th February 1945

May 1946 - Portsmouth  Placed in Reserve

Modernisation  at Yarrows Scotstoun Yard

 

Scapa Flow

Work Up
6th Destroyer Flotilla
Operation Cleaver
East Indies
1956 1957 1958 1959 1960

6th Destroyer Squadron

Portsmouth Portsmouth Portsmouth Gan, Maldives 19 Dec 59 - 12th Jan 60
Glasgow 4th Dec 1956 Ship's Co join (it's raining) Gibraltar Portland Londonderry Calcutta 17 - 22nd Jan 60
Greenock

 

Malta

 

Londonderry

 

Clyde areas

 

Singapore  

 

Garelochead

Leghorn

Portland Londonderry

Trincomalee 20 - 29th Feb 60

St Raphael London Portsmouth Singapore Refit
Malta Portsmouth Gibraltar Australia

Darwin 20 - 24th  Aug 60

and 26 - 27th Nov 60

Cairns 28 - 30th Aug 60

Brisbane 1 - 4th Sep 60

Sydney 20 Oct - 16th Nov 60

Limassol

 

PAID OFF

 4th March 1958

Portsmouth New Zealand

Auckland 8 Sep - 6th Oct 60 & 11 - 16th Oct 60

Tauranga 7 - 10th Oct 60

Cyprus Patrol  6 weeks Portsmouth Londonderry Hong Kong 22nd Dec 60
Istanbul

Gibraltar

Iceland Patrol

Amasya

Malta -  Work up

Stockholm

Malta Catania Portsmouth
Marseilles

Malta

Devonport

Gibraltar Cyprus Newcastle Co Down
Portsmouth

Naples

Iceland Patrol

Plymouth Malta - Refit Rosyth
Milford Haven

 

Toulon

 

Bremen

 

Rosyth Gibraltar

RE-COMMISSIONED  8th Sep  1959   Portsmouth - 8th Destroyer Squadron Far East Fleet

 

Plymouth Portland Sea Trials
Portsmouth Deployed - Far East 20th November 1959
Antwerp

Gibraltar 23 - 25th Nov 59
Rosyth Malta 28 - 30th Nov 59
Hartlepool Suez Canal 3rd Dec 69
Portsmouth

Aden 7 - 9th Dec 59

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

Hong Kong 22 Dec 60 to 1st Feb 61 Singapore Refit Long Refit Gibraltar

RE-COMMISSIONED 14th May 1964 at Gibraltar

Malta
Penang 

Hong Kong

27th Escort Squadron

Portland Work up Singapore

Bangkok 20 - 24th Apr 61

 

South Korea, Inchon & Chinae

Santander 

 

Indonesian Confontration

 

Singapore 

 

Yokohoma ,Japan

Antwerp

Hong Kong

RE-COMMISSIONED 6th May 1961 at Singapore

Okinawa Londonderry Maldives

Hong Kong Singapore Plymouth Suez Canal
Australia Suez Canal Gibraltar Malta
Singapore Refit Malta Gibraltar
Gibraltar - Long Refit Plymouth
Lisbon

1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Gibraltar

21st Jan re-commissioning ceremony. Sea Trials Plymouth Area.  14th Feb last phase party joins Gibraltar sailed 22nd January 1968

Plymouth Awaiting Disposal
Malta

Portsmouth - Admiral Wise Inspection 9th - 15th March 1967

 

Freetown 29th January 1968

Liverpool Sold for scrap to BISCO on the 23rd October 1970 to be broken up by J Cashmore, and arrived in tow at the breakers yard in Newport on the 15th November 1970.

 

Greek Islands

Portland

Work up started 17th March 1967 and didn't complete until 16th May 1967

Simonstown 6th - 16th February 1968

Plymouth

Seychelles

Torrey Canyon 18/19 March. Operation MOP UP 27th March - 6th April. Falmouth and Penzance visits. Portland Work up continues.

 

Beira Patrol

PAID OFF

March 1969

Aden

 

Rochester - Anglo Dutch Celebrations with HMNLS Holland 12th - 15th June 1967

 

 

Mauritius (Independance  Day 12th March 1968)

Mombasa

Kiel - Kieler Woche 17th - 22nd June 1967

Gan - Maldives 19th March 1968

Suez Canal Stavanger 23rd - 26th June 1967

Singapore 26th March - 28th April 1968

 

Cdr Bates leaves & Cdr Chapman joins

Malta

Portsmouth AMP Subic Bay 3rd - 5th May 1968

Gibraltar Cowes Week 29th July - 5th August 1967 Tonga - Treaty of Friendship 28th May - 1st June 1968

 

Plymouth 13th September 1966

 

Western Isles - Royal Yacht Guardship 7th - 16th August 1967 Fiji - Suva 26th - 27th May & 2nd - 6th June 1968

RE-COMMISSIONED

6th October 1966

 

Teignmouth Regatta Guardship 19th - 23rd August 1967

Dartmouth 23rd - 26th August 1967

 

New Zealand -  Nelson & Auckland (twice or was it three times?)

New RNZN Ensign 18th June 1968

 

 

Docking Period

Plymouth AMP and Navy Days 26th August - 4th September 1967  Townsville & Darwin

Devonport Dockyard Gibraltar Guardship New Hebrides- Malekula, Ambrym, Aoba, Efate (Vila), Atchen
Gib Referendum 10th September 1967 and Smokey Joe stand-off New Caledonia
Ship's Co living in Nissen Huts in HMS Drake Portsmouth  South Pacific
Portland Singapore 18th August - 9th September 1968 (living in HMS TERROR)
Plymouth Farquhar Islands 17th September 1968
Deployed - Far East 20th November 1967 Beira Patrol 4 weeks
 Gibraltar Guardship Simonstown 17th - 25th October 1968

Tangier 12th - 15th December 1967 Gibraltar 9th -11th November 1968
Gibraltar Plymouth 14th November 1968