HMS Barfleur (D80)
|Builder:||Swan Hunter, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom|
|Laid down:||28 October 1942|
|Launched:||1 November 1943|
|Commissioned:||14 September 1944|
|Identification:||Pennant number D80|
|Fate:||Broken up 1966|
|Class and type:||Battle-class destroyer|
|Length:||379 ft (116 m)|
|Beam:||40 ft (12 m)|
|Draught:||15.3 ft (4.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 steam turbines, 2 shafts, 2 boilers, 50,000 shp (37 MW)|
|Speed:||35.75 knots (66.21 km/h; 41.14 mph)|
|Range:||4,400 nmi (8,100 km; 5,100 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
Second World War Service
Post War Service
In 1946, Barfleur deployed to the Far East along with the rest of the 19th Destroyer Flotilla, performing a variety of duties, including visiting many ports on 'fly-the-flag' visits. Barfleur returned to the United Kingdom with the rest of her flotilla in 1947, and was subsequently placed in Reserve.
Barfleur also became Captain (D) of the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, which served in the Mediterranean. While there, Barfleur picked-up survivors from a Handley Page Hastings that had crashed in the region. Upon the completion of her task, Barfleur returned the aeroplane's crew to Malta. In 1954, Barfleur moved back home but was returned to the Mediterranean the following year.
|1944||1945||Commander M S Townsend OBE DSO DSC RN|
|1953||1953||Commander K C Grieve RN|
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