HMS Carysfort (R25)
|Builder:||J. Samuel White & Co, Cowes|
|Laid down:||12 May 1943|
|Launched:||25 July 1944|
|Commissioned:||10 February 1945|
|In service:||March 1945|
|Out of service:||February 1969|
|Motto:||Manus haec inimica tyrannis : ‘This hand is deadly to tyrants’|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap to BISCO on 23 October 1970 and broken up by J Cashmore. She arrived in tow at the breakers yard in Newport on 15 November 1970.|
|Badge:||On a Field Red, out of a ducal coronet gold, an ostrich head Silver in his beak a key Gold.|
|Class and type:||C-class destroyer|
|Length:||362.75 ft (110.57 m) o/a|
|Beam:||35.75 ft (10.90 m)|
|Draught:||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Speed:||36 kn (67 km/h) / 32 kn (59 km/h) full|
|Complement:||186 (222 as leader)|
Her name was changed to conform with the initials "Ca" to her seven sister ships. She is named after John Proby, a politician who was also a Lord of the Admiralty in 1750. In 1752 he was created Baron Carysfort. His son, William Proby, Lord Proby, and his grandson, Granville Proby, 3rd Earl of Carysfort, were both naval officers, the latter eventually became an Admiral. She was the fifth Royal Navy warship to carry the name Carysfort. She was built and engined by J. Samuel White & Co. The keel was to be laid down on 4 May 1943 but was delayed until 12 May 1943 because of German bombing raids. She was launched on 25 July 1944 and completed on 20 February 1945. Her original pennant number was R25 changing to D25 after the Second World War.
After the war Carysfort was placed in reserve and subsequently modernised, re-entering service in 1956 as part of the 6th Destroyer Squadron. She was recommissioned on 4 March 1958. Both of these commissions were in Home and Mediterranean waters. In 1959 Carysfort was part of the Home Fleet and took part in 'Navy Days' in Portsmouth during that year. She subsequently served in the Far East during the Indonesian Confrontation.
Between November 1962 and May 1964 she underwent a refit at Gibraltar and then joined the 27th Escort Squadron and spent two deployments in the Mediterranean and Far East. Her last deployment was to the Far East between October 1967 and October 1968.
She remained in the Active Fleet until February 1969 when she was placed in Reserve. After being placed on the Disposal List she was sold on 20 October 1970 to BISCO for demolition by J Cashmore. She arrived in tow at the breakers yard in Newport on 15 November that year.
|1944||1945||Lieutenant Commander L St G Rich DSO RN|
|1945||1946||Commander A L Hobson RN|
|1956||1958||Commander R J Trowbridge RN|
|1958||1959||Commander M M Dunlop DSC RN|
|1959||1960||Commander C H Fothergill RN|
|1960||1960||Commander J W Pertwee RN|
|1961||1962||Commander P Jackson RN|
|1964||1965||Commander G M F Brewer RN|
|1965||1966||Commander M Sands RN|
|1966||1968||Commander R J Bates RN|
|1968||1969||Commander D J R Chapman RN|
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Jim Donaldson's♙Unofficial Site