HMS Tuscan (R56)
HMS Tuscan in 1946
|Ordered:||14 March 1941|
|Laid down:||6 September 1941|
|Launched:||28 May 1942|
|Commissioned:||11 March 1943|
|Reclassified:||Converted to Type 16 frigate 1952|
|Identification:||pennant number R56/F156|
|Motto:||I hold what I take|
|Fate:||Scrapped 26 May 1966|
|General characteristics as T–class|
|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)|
|General characteristics as Type 16|
|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|
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Second World War service
Between 1946 and 1952 Tuscan was held as part of the reserve fleet in Portsmouth. In 1949 and 1950 she had a refit at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead. Between May 1952 and September 1953 she was converted into a Type 16 fast anti-submarine frigate by Mount Stuart Dry Docks, Cardiff and was allocated the new pennant number F156.
In 1953 she was held as part of the Devonport Reserve, and in 1954 the Portsmouth Reserve. In 1960 she was part of the Chatham reserve and between 1961 and 1963 was part of the Portsmouth Operational Reserve. She was eventually sold to McLellan for scrap and arrived at Bo'ness for breaking up on 26 March 1966.
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