HMS Consort (R76)
HMS Consort on the river Clyde in 1945
|Class and type:||C-class destroyer|
|Ordered:||14 August 1942|
|Builder:||Alexander Stephen & Sons, Glasgow|
|Laid down:||26 May 1943|
|Launched:||19 October 1944|
|Commissioned:||19 March 1946|
|Identification:||Pennant number: R76|
|Fate:||Arrived for scrapping at Swansea on 15 March 1961|
|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 kt / 32 kt full|
|Range:||4,675 nmi at 20 kt
1,400 nmi at 32 kt
|Complement:||186 (222 as leader|
She lost 49 crew whilst berthed at Nanking in 1949 when she was attacked by the Chinese. She suffered further loss during the Yangtze Incident in an attempt to tow Amethyst from a mudbank taking 56 direct hits, and causing casualties of 23 wounded and a further ten dead.
Following decommissioning she was sold to the Prince of Wales Drydock Co, Swansea, Wales, arriving there on the 15 March 1961 for scrapping.
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