HMS Tay (K232)
HMS Tay in August 1942
|Builder:||Smiths Dock Company, South Bank-on-Tees|
|Laid down:||10 September 1941|
|Launched:||18 March 1942|
|Commissioned:||5 August 1942|
|Fate:||Scrapped on 28 September 1956|
|Class and type:||River-class frigate|
|Beam:||36.5 ft (11.13 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft (2.74 m); 13 ft (3.96 m) (deep load)|
|Propulsion:||2 x Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 2 shafts, reciprocating vertical triple expansion, 5,500 ihp (4,100 kW)|
|Speed:||20 knots (37.0 km/h)|
|Range:||440 long tons (450 t; 490 short tons) oil fuel; 7,200 nautical miles (13,334 km) at 12 knots (22.2 km/h)|
HMS Tay (K232) was a River-class frigate of the Royal Navy. Tay was built to the RN's specifications as a Group I River-class frigate. She was adopted by the civil community of Bridge of Allan in Stirlingshire, as part of the Warship Week war savings campaign in 1942.
On commissioning Tay was allocated for service as a convoy escort in the Western Approaches and the Atlantic.
In June 1943 she was allocated for service in the Eastern Fleet, operating in the Indian Ocean. At the end of the war she remained based at Singapore, until returning to the UK in 1947 where she was paid off and reduced to reserve. She was placed on the disposal list in 1956 and was towed to the breakers yard at Rosyth on the 26th September 1956.
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- http://www.warsailors.com/convoys/index.html Comprehensive details of the Atlantic convoys and their fates.