HMS Terpsichore (R33)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Terpsichore.
British T-class destroyer 1945.jpg
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: T class destroyer
Name: HMS Terpischore
Ordered: 13 March 1941
Builder: William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, Scotland
Laid down: 25 November 1941
Launched: 17 June 1943
Commissioned: 20 January 1944
Recommissioned: 1954
Decommissioned: 1946
Out of service: 1960
Fate: Scrapped at Troon in May 1966
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: 36¾ kt
Complement: 225
  • 4 x 4.7in
    2 x 40 mm anti-aircraft guns
  • 8 x 20 mm anti-aircraft guns
  • 8 x 21 in torpedo tubes
Notes: Pennant number: R33, D48 (1945), F19 (NATO)

HMS Terpsichore (R33) was a T-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War II. She was later converted to a Type 16 fast anti-submarine frigate, with the new pennant number F19.

Terpsichore was commanded by Cdr. Alfred Charles Behague, OBE, DSC, RN from November 1943 to 5 January 1945 and Cdr. R.T. White, D.S.O. from 5 January 1945 until October 1945.



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