HMS Tyrian (R67)
HMS Tyrian underway, c1943 (IWM)
|Builder:||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Wallsend|
|Laid down:||15 October 1941|
|Launched:||27 July 1942|
|Commissioned:||8 April 1943|
|Identification:||Pennant number: R67 (later F67)|
|Fate:||Arrived for scrapping on 9 March 1965|
|Badge:||On a Field Red, an owl Silver, with crook and flail Gold.|
|Class and type:||S-class destroyer|
|Length:||362 ft 9 in (110.6 m) (o/a)|
|Beam:||35 ft 9 in (10.9 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft 6 in (4.4 m) (deep)|
|Propulsion:||2 × shafts; 2 × Parsons geared steam turbines|
|Speed:||36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)|
|Range:||4,675 nmi (8,658 km; 5,380 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|General characteristics (where different)|
|Class and type:||Type 16 frigate|
|Length:||362 ft 9 in (110.6 m) o/a|
|Beam:||37 ft 9 in (11.5 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft 6 in (4.4 m)|
Tyrian displaced 1,710 long tons (1,740 t) at standard load and 2,530 long tons (2,570 t) at deep load. She had an overall length of 362 feet 9 inches (110.6 m), a beam of 35 feet 8 inches (10.9 m) and a deep draught of 14 feet 6 inches (4.4 m). She was powered by two Parsons geared steam turbines, each driving one propeller shaft, using steam provided by two Admiralty three-drum boilers. The turbines developed a total of 40,000 shaft horsepower (30,000 kW) and gave a maximum speed of 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph). Tyrian carried a maximum of 615 long tons (625 t) of fuel oil that gave her a range of 4,675 nautical miles (8,658 km; 5,380 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph). Her complement was 170 officers and ratings.
The ship was armed with four 45-calibre 4.7-inch (120 mm) Mark XII guns in dual-purpose mounts. For anti-aircraft (AA) defence, Tyrian had one twin mount for Bofors 40 mm guns and four twin 20-millimetre (0.8 in) Oerlikon autocannon. She was fitted with two above-water quadruple mounts for 21-inch (533 mm) torpedoes. Two depth charge rails and four throwers were fitted for which 70 depth charges were provided.
Construction and career
Between 1946 and 1951 Tyrian was held in reserve at Harwich. Between 1951 and 1952 she was converted to a Type 16 fast anti-submarine frigate, by Harland & Wolff at Liverpool. She was also allocated the new pennant number F67. From August 1952 until 1956 she was part of the 2nd Training Squadron at Portland. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
In November 1956 Tyrian was placed in reserve at Chatham. Between 1957 and 1965 she was part of the Lisahally reserve. She was subsequently sold for scrap and arrived at Troon for breaking up on 9 March 1965.
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