HMS Beaufort (L14)

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HMS Beaufort 1945 IWM FL 1701.jpg
Beaufort in May 1945
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Beaufort
Ordered: 4 September 1940
Builder: Cammell Laird
Laid down: 17 July 1940
Launched: 9 June 1941
Commissioned: 3 November 1941
Career (Norway)
Name: KNM Haugesund (F312)
Acquired: transferred to the Royal Norwegian Navy in 1952
Fate: Sold for breaking up in 1965
General characteristics
Class & type: Hunt-class destroyer

HMS Beaufort was a Hunt class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was laid down on 17 July 1940 at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. She was launched on 9 June 1941 and commissioned on 3 November 1941.

She was captained by Lt-Cdr Sir Standish O'Grady Roche, Bart, DSO in the Second Battle of Sirte, 22 March 1942.

In 1952 Beaufort was sold to Norway and renamed Haugesund. She was scrapped in 1965[1]

Beaufort as KNM Haugesund (F312).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "HMS Beaufort (L 14)". Allied Warships of WWII. Uboat.net. Retrieved 23 March 2011.