HMS Cossack (R57)

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HMS Cossack R57 towed.jpg
HMS Cossack in 1945
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: C-class destroyer
Name: HMS Cossack
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong
Launched: 10 May 1944
Identification: Pennant number: R57
Fate: Scrapped on 1 March 1961
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
Armament:

HMS Cossack was a Royal Navy C-class destroyer launched on 10 May 1944.[1]

Operational Service[edit]

Cossack became leader of the 8th Destroyer Squadron and during that time saw action at the Battle of Pusan Perimeter during the Korean War.[2] On 18 May 1951, Cossack intercepted Nancy Moller off Hainan, China. The ship was carrying a cargo of rubber bound for a Chinese port in contravention of a United Nations embargo.[3][4] Nancy Moller was escorted back to Singapore.[5]

The ship was scrapped in 1961.[1]

Commanding officers[edit]

[6]

From To Captain
1949 1950 Captain Richard T White RN
1950 1952 Captain Varyl Begg RN
1952 1953 Captain Walter A Adair RN
1954 1955 Captain Lionel W L Argles RN
1955 1956 Captain Edmund T Larken RN

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The C Class". battleships-cruisers. 
  2. ^ Marolda, p. 20
  3. ^ "Rubber Cargo Seized" The Times (London). Saturday, 19 May 1951. (52005), col C, p. 6.
  4. ^ "International: What the Embargo Means". Time (Monday, 28 May 1951). 
  5. ^ "The Nancy Moller at Singapore" The Times (London). Thursday, 24 May 1951. (52009), col A, p. 4.
  6. ^ Royal Navy Senior Appointments, Colin Mackie

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