HMS Cossack (R57)
HMS Cossack in 1945
|Class and type:||C-class destroyer|
|Launched:||10 May 1944|
|Identification:||Pennant number: R57|
|Fate:||Scrapped on 1 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 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)
|Radar Type 275 fire control on director Mk.VI|
Cossack became leader of the 8th Destroyer Squadron and during that time saw action at the Battle of Pusan Perimeter during the Korean War. 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. Nancy Moller was escorted back to Singapore.
The ship was scrapped in 1961.
|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|
- "The C Class". battleships-cruisers.
- Marolda, p. 20
- "Rubber Cargo Seized" The Times (London). Saturday, 19 May 1951. (52005), col C, p. 6.
- "International: What the Embargo Means". Time (Monday, 28 May 1951).
- "The Nancy Moller at Singapore" The Times (London). Thursday, 24 May 1951. (52009), col A, p. 4.
- Royal Navy Senior Appointments, Colin Mackie
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Marolda, Edward (2007), The US Navy in the Korean War, Naval Institute Press, ISBN 978-1-59114-487-8
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