HMS Consort (R76)

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HMS Consort R76 1945.jpg
HMS Consort on the river Clyde in 1945
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Consort
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
General characteristics
Class and type: C-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 1,885 tons (1,915 tonnes)
  • 2,545 tons full (2,585 tonnes)
Length: 362.75 ft (110.57 m) o/a
Beam: 35.75 ft (10.90 m)
Draught: 11.75 ft (3.58 m)
Propulsion:
  • 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers,
  • Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines,
  • 40,000 shp (30 MW), 2 shafts
Speed: 36 kn (67 km/h; 41 mph) / 32 kn (59 km/h; 37 mph) full
Range:
  • 4,675 nmi (8,658 km; 5,380 mi) at 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)
  • 1,400 nmi (2,600 km; 1,600 mi) at 32 kn (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Complement: 186 (222 as leader
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar Type 276 target indication
  • Radar Type 291 air warning
  • Radar Type 285 fire control on director Type K
  • Radar Type 275 fire control on director Mk.VI
Armament:

HMS Consort was a C-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 October 1944 and commissioned on 19 March 1946.[1]

Whilst berthed at Nanking, Consort suffered 49 casualties in 1949 after being attacked by the Chinese.[2] 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.[3]

Following decommissioning she was sold to the Prince of Wales Drydock Co, Swansea, Wales, arriving there on the 15 March 1961 for scrapping.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pocock, Michael W. "HMS Consort R-76 / D-76". MaritimeQuest. 
  2. ^ Ravenholt, R T. (18 December 2009). West Over the Seas to the Orient: Ravenholt Family, Formative Years, Life Adventures. Trafford Publishing. p. 32. ISBN 978-1-4269-1870-4. 
  3. ^ Cotterell, Arthur (26 January 2010). Western power in Asia: its slow rise and swift fall, 1415-1999. John Wiley & Sons. p. 307. ISBN 978-0-470-82489-4. 

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