HMS Offa (G29)

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HMS Offa
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Offa
Ordered: 3 September 1939
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan, Scotland
Laid down: 15 January 1940
Launched: 11 March 1941
Commissioned: 20 September 1941
Fate: Transferred to Pakistan, 30 November 1949
Career (Pakistan)
Name: Tariq
Acquired: 30 November 1949
Fate: Scrapped 1959
General characteristics
Class & type: O-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,540 long tons (1,560 t)
Length: 345 ft (105 m) o/a
Beam: 35 ft (11 m)
Draught: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
Propulsion: 2 × Pearson geared steam turbines, 40,000 shp
2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
2 shafts
Speed: 37 knots (43 mph; 69 km/h)
Range: 3,850 nmi (7,130 km) at 20 kn (23 mph; 37 km/h)
Endurance: 472 tons oil
Complement: 175+
Armament:

• 4 × single QF 4.7-inch (120-mm) Mark IX guns on mounting CP Mk.XVIII
• 1 × single QF 4 in gun Mk.V on mounting HA Mk.III
• 1 × quad QF 2-pdr "pom-pom" mount Mk.VII
• 6 × single 20 mm Oerlikon guns
• 1 × quad 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes for Mk.IX torpedoes

• 4 × throwers and 2 × racks for 70 depth charges

HMS Offa (G29) was an O-class destroyer of the Royal Navy which entered service in 1941.

During November 1941 HMS Offa was part of Convoy PQ-4, the fifth of the Arctic Convoys of World War II. The convoy sailed from Hvalfjord, Iceland on 17 November 1941 and arrived at Arkhangelsk on 28 November 1941.[1]

On 14 September 1942 HMS Offa (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Ewing) picked up survivors from the British tanker Atheltemplar damaged by a torpedo from the German submarine U-457 south west of Bear Island.

On 26 January 1944, under Lt.Cdr. R.F. Leonard Offa picked up survivors from the British merchant Fort Bellingham that was sunk by a torpedo from the German submarine U-957 in the Barents Sea north of North Cape.

On 30 November 1949 Offa was transferred to Pakistan and renamed Tariq. She was scrapped at Sunderland on 13 October 1959.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Woodman, Arctic Convoys 1941-1945 , 1994, ISBN 0-7195-5752-6
  2. ^ Ex-British O class destroyers at battleships-cruisers.co.uk

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.