HMS Urania (R05)
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Urania in April 1944
|Laid down:||18 June 1942|
|Launched:||19 May 1943|
|Commissioned:||18 January 1944|
|Identification:||pennant number R05/F08|
|Class and type:||U-class destroyer|
Second World War service
Urania saw service during the Second World War as part of the British Pacific Fleet.
Post War service
From 1947 until 1950 Urania was held in reserve at Devonport Dockyard.  She was converted into a reserve fleet accommodation ship in 1949, and was based at Devonport. On 11 November 1950 she arrived at Hawthorne Leslie on the Tyne for a refit and was again in reserve at Harwich in 1952.
On completion of her conversion she was commissioned on 2 January 1955 into the 6th Frigate Squadron, for service in the Mediterranean, with other Type 15 frigates Ursa, Undine and Ulysses. They collectively took part in the Suez Operation and Cyprus emergency before returning home.
In 1958 she was returned to the reserve at Devonport dockyard before another refit. On 7 January 1959 she re-commissioned for trials before returning to reserve.
Decommissioning and disposal
From 1962 until 1967 she was held in reserve at Devonport. In January 1967 she was transferred to the operational reserve. She was subsequently sold for scrap and arrived at Faslane for breaking up on 2 February 1971.
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