HMS Undine (R42)
Undine in December 1943
|Builder:||John I. Thornycroft and Company|
|Laid down:||18 March 1942|
|Launched:||1 June 1943|
|Commissioned:||23 December 1943|
|Identification:||pennant number R42|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap, November 1965|
|General characteristics V-class destroyer|
|Class and type:||V-class destroyer|
|Length:||363 ft (111 m)|
|Beam:||35 ft 8 in (10.87 m)|
|Draught:||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Speed:||37 knots (43 mph; 69 km/h)|
|Range:||4,860 nmi (9,000 km) at 29 kn (54 km/h)|
|Complement:||180 (225 in flotilla leader)|
|General characteristics Type 15 frigate|
|Class and type:||Type 15 frigate|
|Displacement:||2,300 long tons (2,337 t) standard|
|Length:||358 ft (109 m) o/a|
|Beam:||37 ft 9 in (11.51 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)|
|Speed:||31 knots (36 mph; 57 km/h) (full load)|
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Post War service
In 1946 Undine returned from the Far East and went into reserve at Harwich. In May 1949 she underwent a refit at Chatham and between 1950 and 1952 was in the Sheerness reserve. From 1952 to 1954 she was converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, by John I. Thornycroft & Company and allocated the new pennant number F141.
After re-commissioning in 1954 she was part of British 6th Frigate Squadron in the Mediterranean until 1960. In November 1956 she was part of the Royal Navy's forces that took part in the Suez Crisis. In the years 1958/59 she undertook bombardments of EOKA's positions in the Cyprus mountains.
Decommissioning and disposal
In 1960 Undine was again placed in reserve at Portsmouth. She was put on the Disposal List in 1965. She was de-equipped before tow and sold for breaking up at the breaker's yard of John Cashmore Ltd at Newport, arriving there during November 1965.
|1943||1945||Cdr Terence Corin Robinson RN|
|1945||1945||Cdr Cecil Hamilton Holmes OBE RN|
|1952||1954||Refit and conversion to Type 15|
|1954||1955||Captain Phillip F Powlett RN|
|1955||1956||Captain J F D Bush RN|
|1957||1958||Captain Raymond Hart RN DSC|
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