HMS Cockade (R34)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Cockade
Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders
Laid down: 11 March 1943
Launched: 1 March 1944
Commissioned: 29 September 1945
Identification: Pennant number: R34
Status: Arrived at Cashmore, Newport July 1964 for breaking
General characteristics
Class & type: C-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,885 tons (1,915 tonnes)
2,545 tons full (2,585 tonnes)
Length: 362.75 ft (110.57 m) o/a
Beam: 35.75 ft (10.90 m)
Draught: 11.75 ft (3.58 m)
Propulsion: 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers,
Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines,
40,000 shp (29.8 MW), 2 shafts
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h) / 32 knots (59 km/h) full
Range: 4,675 nmi (8,658 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
1,400 nmi (2,600 km) at 32 knots (59 km/h)
Complement: 186
Sensors and
processing systems:
Radar Type 275 fire control on director Mk.VI

HMS Cockade was a C-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. A cockade is a knot of ribbons, or other circular- or oval-shaped symbol of distinctive colours which is usually worn on a hat. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name.

Cockade was launched on 1 March 1944 and commissioned on 29 September 1945, too late to see service in the Second World War. She served in the post-war Royal Navy, seeing service in the Korean War and Cold War. Following her decommissioning Cockade arrived at Cashmore's for breaking up in September 1964.