HMS Scourge (G01)

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HMS Scourge (G01) underway c1943.jpg
HMS Scourge (G01) in 1943
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: S-class destroyer
Name: HMS Scourge
Ordered: 9 January 1941
Builder: Cammell Laird, Birkenhead
Laid down: 26 June 1941
Launched: 8 December 1942
Commissioned: 14 July 1943
Out of service: Sold to the Royal Netherlands Navy on 1 February 1946
Career (Netherlands) Royal Netherlands Navy Ensign
Name: HNLMS Evertsen (D802)
Acquired: 1 February 1946
Fate: Scrapped from July 1963
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,730 tons (standard)
Length: 363 ft (111 m)
Beam: 35 ft (11 m)
Draught: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Two sets of Parsons geared turbines
40,000 hp
Speed: 36.75 knots (42.29 mph; 68.06 km/h)
Complement: 225
Armament:
  • 4 x 4.7in
    2 x 40 mm anti-aircraft guns
  • 8 x 20 mm anti-aircraft guns
  • 8 x 21 in torpedo tubes
Honours & awards:
Notes: Badge: On a Field White. a cat-o-nine tails proper.
Pennant number: G01

HMS Scourge (G01) was an S-class destroyer. She was built by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead and launched on 8 December 1942.

She was at sea during the Battle of North Cape in 1943, escorting the Russia-bound Arctic convoy JW 55B. She took no part in the fighting.

She was sold to the Royal Netherlands Navy on 1 February 1946 and was renamed HNLMS Evertsen (D802). During the Korean War she was part of the diverse Task Force 96 in the US Seventh Fleet, and saw service during the Battle of Pusan Perimeter. She was converted to a fast frigate in 1957 and was scrapped at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht from July 1963.

Evertsen (D802) at Yokosuka 1951.

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References[edit]

  • Raven, Alan; Roberts, John (1978). War Built Destroyers O to Z Classes. London: Bivouac Books. ISBN 0-85680-010-4. 
  • Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1.