HMS Tenacious (R45)
HMS Tenacious after conversion to a Type 16 frigate
|Builder:||Cammell Laird, Birkenhead|
|Laid down:||3 December 1941|
|Launched:||24 March 1943|
|Commissioned:||30 October 1943|
|Renamed:||Ordered as HMS Tempest, renamed before being launched|
|Fate:||Arrived for scrapping in June 1965|
|Notes:||Pennant number: R45 (later F44)|
|Badge:||On a field White a bulldog's face proper.|
|Class & type:||T-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,710 long tons (1,737 t) - 1,730 long tons (1,758 t) (standard nominal)
1,780 long tons (1,809 t) - 1,810 long tons (1,839 t) (actual)
2,505 long tons (2,545 t) - 2,545 long tons (2,586 t) (deep load)
|Length:||339 ft 6 in (103.48 m) pp
362 ft 9 in (110.57 m) oa
|Beam:||35 ft 8 in (10.87 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft 2 in (4.32 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 shaft Parsons geared turbines
2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
|Speed:||36.75 knots (42.29 mph; 68.06 km/h)|
|Class & type:||Type 16 frigate|
|Displacement:||1,800 long tons (1,800 t) standard
2,300 long tons (2,300 t) full load
|Length:||362 ft 9 in (110.57 m) o/a|
|Beam:||37 ft 9 in (11.51 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Steam turbines, 40,000 shp
|Speed:||32 knots (37 mph; 59 km/h) full load|
Second World War service
A book that described the ship's actions in World War II, H.M.S. Tenacious: Her Story was printed by Richard Clay and Company and contained a poem about the ship, The Roger Forty-Five and listed the crew who served on her between August 1943 and April 1946.
Post War service
Tenacious was sold for scrapping in 1965 and arrived at Troon for breaking up on the 29th June in that year.
- Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
- 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.
- 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.
- Anonymous H.M.S. Tenacious: Her Story, printed without date by Richard Clay and Company, Ltd, Bungay, Suffolk.
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