HMS Urania (R05)

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For HMS Uranie, see French frigate Uranie (1788).
HMS Urania 1944 IWM FL 20727.jpg
Urania in April 1944
Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Urania
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs
Laid down: 18 June 1942
Launched: 19 May 1943
Commissioned: 18 January 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: U-class destroyer

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

She was converted into a reserve fleet accommodation ship in 1949, and was based at Devonport.[1] She was then converted again into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, with her pennant number changed from R05 to F08.[1]

She saw service in the Mediterranean fleet, with Ursa, Undine and Ulysees. They collectively took part in the Suez Operation and Cyprus emergency before returning home.

She was listed as in reserve by 1966 and broken up in February 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Warlow, Ben (2000). Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy. Maritime Books. p. 111. ISBN 978-0-907771-74-6.