HMS Tanatside (L69)
|Ordered:||23 August 1940|
|Laid down:||23 June 1941|
|Launched:||30 April 1942|
|Out of service:||Loaned to the Royal Hellenic Navy in 1946|
|Identification:||pennant number: L69|
|ATLANTIC 1943 - ENGLISH CHANNEL 1943 - NORMANDY 1944 - BISCAY 1944|
|Fate:||Scrapped in January 1964|
|Badge:||On a Field per fess wavy White and Blue, an oak tree eradicated proper enfiled with a mural crown Gold.|
|Identification:||pennant number: D06|
|Fate:||Returned to the Royal Navy in August 1962|
|Class and type:||Hunt-class destroyer|
|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)|
|Range:||2,350 nmi (4,350 km) at 20 kn (37 km/h)|
HMS Tanatside was a Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was launched at Yarrow in April 1942. Ships of this class were designed as cheap, easily built vessels for convoy escort and antisubmarine duties. She was named like her sisters after a fox hunt, in her case one in North Wales. War bonds were issued to finance the building of warships. Tanatside was funded by people from Tregaron, Aberaeron, New Quay, Aberystwyth and Teifiside, in a nod to the ship's name. Plaques were presented to each of these townships. During a Warship Week held between 14 and 21 March 1942 the civil community of the Welsh county of Cardiganshire adopted the ship.
Tanatside took part in Operation Tunnel anti shipping forays and was present at Omaha Beach, where she approached the beach to assist in the destruction of German defences.In December 1945 Tanatside was reduced to care and maintenance at Malta.
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- English, John (1987). The Hunts: a history of the design, development and careers of the 86 destroyers of this class built for the Royal and Allied Navies during World War II. England: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-44-4.
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