HMS Stevenstone (L16)

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HMS Stevenstone FL3169.jpg
Stevenstone at anchor in the Solent
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Stevenstone
Ordered: 23 August 1940
Builder: J. Samuel White, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Laid down: 2 September 1941
Launched: 23 November 1942
Commissioned: 18 March 1943
Honours and
  • English Channel 1943-44
  • North Sea 1944
  • Normandy 1944
Fate: Scrapped in 1959
Badge: On a Field per fess wavy Blue and White a cubit arm vested blue charged with a fesse indented and double cotised Gold, the hand proper grasping a horn also Gold.
General characteristics
Class and type: Hunt-class destroyer
  • 1,050 long tons (1,070 t) standard
  • 1,435 long tons (1,458 t) full load
Length: 85.3 m (279 ft 10 in) o/a
Beam: 10.16 m (33 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.51 m (11 ft 6 in)
  • 27 knots (31 mph; 50 km/h)
  • 25.5 kn (29.3 mph; 47.2 km/h) full
Range: 2,350 nmi (4,350 km) at 20 kn (37 km/h)
Complement: 168

HMS Stevenstone was a Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was a member of the third subgroup of the class, and saw service in the Second World War. All the ships of this class were named after British fox hunts. She was the first Royal Navy warship with this name, after the Stevenstone hunt in Devon.[1]

In 1946 and 1947 Stevenstone was part of the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla based in the Mediterranean and was repaired in Chatham in 1948. She was subsequently sold for scrap and arrived at the ship breakers in Dunston on 2 September 1959[2]


  1. ^ Smith, Gordon (2011). "HMS Stevenstone, escort destroyer". Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Critchley, Mike, "British Warships Since 1945: Part 3: Destroyers", Maritime Books: Liskeard, UK, 1982. ISBN 0-9506323-9-2, page 44


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