HMS Consort (R76)
HMS Consort on the river Clyde in 1945
|Ordered:||14 August 1942|
|Builder:||Alexander Stephen & Sons, Glasgow|
|Laid down:||26 May 1943|
|Launched:||19 October 1944|
|Commissioned:||19 March 1946|
|Identification:||Pennant number: R76|
|Fate:||Arrived for scrapping at Swansea on 15 March 1961|
|Class and type:||C-class destroyer|
|Length:||362.75 ft (110.57 m) o/a|
|Beam:||35.75 ft (10.90 m)|
|Draught:||11.75 ft (3.58 m)|
|Speed:||36 kn (67 km/h; 41 mph) / 32 kn (59 km/h; 37 mph) full|
|Complement:||186 (222 as leader|
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Whilst berthed at Nanking, Consort suffered 49 casualties in 1949 after being attacked by the Chinese. She suffered further loss during the Yangtze Incident in an attempt to tow the sloop Amethyst from a mudbank, taking 56 direct hits, and causing casualties of 23 wounded and a further ten dead.
Following decommissioning she was sold to the Prince of Wales Drydock Co, Swansea, Wales, arriving there on 15 March 1961 for scrapping.
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