HMS Termagant (R89)
HMS Termagant at anchor, c1943 (IWM)
|Ordered:||14 March 1941|
|Builder:||William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton|
|Laid down:||25 November 1941|
|Launched:||22 March 1943|
|Commissioned:||8 October 1943|
|Identification:||Pennant number: R89 (later F189)|
|Fate:||Arrived for scrapping on 5 November 1965|
|Badge:||On a field White, a shrew mouse proper.|
|Class and type:||T-class destroyer|
|Beam:||35 ft 8 in (10.87 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft 2 in (4.32 m)|
|Speed:||36.75 knots (42.29 mph; 68.06 km/h)|
|Class and type:||Type 16 frigate|
|Length:||362 ft 9 in (110.57 m) o/a|
|Beam:||37 ft 9 in (11.51 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)|
|Speed:||32 knots (37 mph; 59 km/h) full load|
HMS Termagant was a T-class destroyer of the Royal Navy that saw service during the Second World War. She was built by William Denny and Brothers, of Dumbarton and launched on 22 March 1943. She was scrapped in 1965.
Second World War service
Between 1946 and 1951 Termagant was held in reserve at Portsmouth. Between 1952 and 1953 she was converted to a Type 16 fast anti-submarine frigate, with the new pennant number F189. On re-commissioning in 1953 she joined the 3rd Submarine Flotilla at Rothesay as a target ship. In the same year she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
In August 1957 she returned to the reserve at Devonport, re-commissioning briefly in 1958 for trials.
Decommissioning and disposal
After decommissioning for the last time Termagant was held in reserve at Lisahally between 1960 and 1965. She was then sold for scrapping in 1965 to Arnott Young, Dalmuir, arriving there on 5 November 1965.
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