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HMS Contest - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Contest

Name : HMS Contest
Laid Down : 1st November 1943
Launched : 16th December 1944
Completed : 9th November 1945
Type : Destroyer
Class : C
Builder : White
Country : UK
Pennants : R12, D88 BPF, D48
Fate : Scrapped 2nd February 1960.

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HMS Contest, October 1949.

Timeline Entries :


16th December 1944 - Launched
16th December 1944 - Pennant R12
1945 - Pennant D88 British Pacific Fleet
3rd September 1945 - Lt.Cdr. Isaac William Trant Beloe, DSC, RN In Command
11th March 1946 - At Hong Kong
27th May 1946 - Exercising off Hong Kong
30th April 1947 - Sailed Trincomalee
23rd June 1947 - Sailed Singapore
26th December 1947 - Arrived Portsmouth from the Far East
28th September 1949 - Took part in Exercise "Shopwindow"
22nd October 1950 - Sailed Plymouth
18th April 1951 - Searched for the Affray
5th August 1951 - At Portsmouth
5th August 1951 - Lt. Cdr. J.J. Brooks in Command
31st January 1953 - Assisted sinking MV Princess Victoria
31st January 1953 - Lt. Cdr H.P. Fleming in Command
14th February 1953 - Small fire whilst alongside at Portsmouth
14th February 1953 - Sailed Portsmouth
15th June 1953 - Participated in 1953 Coronation Review
21st March 1956 - Exercising off the coast of Portugal
13th June 1957 - Arrived Gulcuk
15th June 1957 - Sailed Gulcuk
2nd February 1960 - Scrapped at Grays on 2nd February 1960.

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