HMS Undine (R42)

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HMS Undine 1943 IWM FL 20414.jpg
Undine in December 1943
Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Undine (R42)
Builder: John I. Thornycroft and Company
Laid down: 18 March 1942
Launched: 1 June 1943
Commissioned: 23 December 1943
General characteristics
Class & type: U-class destroyer

HMS Undine (R42) was a U-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War II.

Post War service[edit]

in 1954 Undine was converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, by John I. Thornycroft & Company and allocated the new pennant number F141.

After the Suez Crisis she was part of British 6th Frigate Squadron in the Mediterranean between 1957 and 1958. In the years 1958/59 she undertook bombardments of EOKA's positions in the Cyprus mountains.

Decommisioning and disposal[edit]

In 1960 Undine was again placed in Reserve and put on the Disposal List in 1965. She was de-equipped before tow and sold for breaking up at the breaker's yard of John Cashmore Ltd at Newport, arriving there during November 1965.[1]

Commanding officers[edit]


From To Captain
1954 1955 Captain Phillip F Powlett RN
1955 1956 Captain J F D Bush RN
1957 1958 Captain Raymond Hart RN


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  2. ^ Royal Navy Senior Appointments, Colin Mackie


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