HMS Foxhound (H69)
Foxhound in December 1942
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Laid down:||21 August 1933|
|Launched:||12 October 1934|
|Commissioned:||6 June 1935|
|Decommissioned:||8 February 1944|
|Identification:||pennant number: H69|
|Fate:||Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Qu'Appelle (H69).|
|Class and type:||E and F-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,405 long tons (1,427.5 t) standard
1,940 long tons (1,971.1 t) deep
|Length:||329 ft (100.3 m) o/a|
|Beam:||33.3 ft (10.1 m)|
|Draught:||10.8 ft (3.3 m)|
|Propulsion:||3 x Admiralty 3-drum water tube boilers, Parsons geared steam turbines, 38,000 shp on 2 shafts|
|Speed:||35.5 kn (65.7 km/h), 31.5 kn (58.3 km/h) deep|
|Range:||6,350 nmi (11,760 km) at 15 kn (27.8 km/h)
1,275 nmi (2,361 km) at 35.5 kn (65.7 km/h)
She was laid down on 21 August 1933 at John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. Clydebank and launched on 12 October 1934. She was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 6 June 1935 with pennant number H69.
On 7 April Foxhound was escorting Convoy WS 7 off the coast of Sierra Leone, West Africa when she rescued three Lascar seamen. They were survivors from the liner Umona, which had been sunk by torpedo a week earlier.
The RN decommissioned Foxhound on 8 February 1944 and she was transferred to Canada. She was commissioned into the RCN on that day as HMCS Qu'Appelle and was grouped under the RCN's River-class destroyers. She was decommissioned from the RCN on 27 May 1946.
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