HMS Tay (K232)

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HMS Tay 1942 IWM FL 10173.jpg
HMS Tay in August 1942
United Kingdom
Name: Tay
Namesake: River Tay
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
General characteristics
Class and type: River-class frigate
  • 1,370 long tons (1,390 t)
  • 1,830 long tons (1,860 t) (deep load)
  • 283 ft (86.26 m) p/p
  • 301.25 ft (91.82 m)o/a
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)
Complement: 107

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.

Royal Navy service[edit]

On commissioning Tay was allocated for service as a convoy escort in the Western Approaches and the Atlantic.[1]

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.


  1. ^ Mason, Geoffrey B. (2004). Gordon Smith, ed. "HMS Tay (K 232) - River-Class Frigate". Retrieved 16 November 2015. 


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