HMS Carron (R30)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Ordered:||24 March 1942|
|Laid down:||26 November 1942|
|Launched:||28 March 1944|
|Completed:||6 November 1944|
|Commissioned:||28 July 1944|
|Renamed:||Built as HMS Strenuous
Renamed HMS Carron before launch
|Identification:||Pennant number: R30 initially, but changed to D30 in 1945|
|Badge:||On a Field Red, a fountain charged with a Stag's head caboched Gold.|
|Class and type:||C-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,710 tons (standard) 2,520 tons (full)|
|Length:||363 ft (111 m) o/a|
|Beam:||35.75 ft (10.90 m)|
|Draught:||10 ft (3.0 m) light,
14.5 ft (4.4 m) full
|Propulsion:||2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers,
Parsons geared steam turbines,
40,000 shp (30,000 kW), 2 shafts
|Speed:||37 knots (69 km/h)|
|Range:||615 tons oil, 1,400 nautical miles (2,600 km) at 32 knots (59 km/h)|
|Armament:||3 x QF 4.5 in (114 mm) L/45 guns Mark IV on mounts CP Mk.V
2 x Bofors 40 mm L/60 guns on twin mount "Hazemeyer" Mk.IV, or;
HMS Carron was a C-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, ordered in February 1942 from Scotts of Greenock. She was originally to be named HMS Strenuous but this was changed to Carron before launch to fit her revised class name. She was laid down on 26 November 1942 and launched on 28 March 1944.
Post war service
Following the war Carron paid off into reserve. She was the first of her class to be selected for modernistion and the work was completed at Chatham. Work included a new bridge and gunnery fire control system, as well as the addition of Squid anti-submarine mortars. The ship emerged from modernisation in 1955 for service with the Dartmouth Training Squadron. Her 'B' gun turret was replaced by a charthouse. In 1960 the ship was further de-equipped so she could serve as a navigational training ship, with only her torpedo tubes remaining and further charthouses fitted on the Squid deck. In 1961 she carried out Foul Weather trials in the Atlantic including the use of new Life Raft and survival suits.
Decommissioning and disposal
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