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HMS Barrosa - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Barrosa

Name : HMS Barrosa
Laid Down : 28th December 1943
Launched : 17th January 1945
Completed : 14th February 1947
Type : Destroyer
Class : Battle
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Pennants : I68 D68
Fate : Scrapped 2nd August 1978.

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HMS Barrosa, November 1948.


HMS Barrosa, June 1953.


HMS Barrosa, May 1959.

Timeline Entries :


17th January 1945 - Pennant L68
17th January 1945 - Launched
5th August 1948 - Sailed Rosyth. To Western Isles and Northern waters
20th August 1948 - Arrived Belfast.
13th December 1948 - Arrived Portsmouth after exercises
27th January 1949 - Arrived Portland to prepare for the Spring Cruise to Gibraltar
4th February 1949 - Arrived Gibraltar
7th March 1949 - Commenced combined exercises otf Gibraltar
9th March 1949 - Completed combined exercises off Gibraltar
April 1950 - Placed in Reserve
15th June 1953 - Participated in 1953 Coronation Review
23rd November 1953 - Stationed in the North Atlantic for the flight of the Queen to Bermuda
23rd November 1953 - Cdr. T.W. Best in Command
19th May 1954 - Flagship of Admiral Sir Michael Denny
25th September 1954 - Exercise "Morning Mist"
15th July 1955 - Arrived Split
17th July 1955 - Exercises with the Yugoslav Navy
27th May 1957 - Review of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
29th May 1958 - Off Lebanon
1959 - Collided with HMS Corunna in the Atlantic
24th April 1961 - At Plymouth
1962 - Part of Far East, 8th Destroyer Squadron (later 24 Escort Squadron)
April 1962 - Deployed with 23rd Escort Squadron in Mediterranean
30th September 1963 - Sailed Labuan
November 1963 - 21st Escort Squadron for East of Suez leg
5th November 1968 - Participated in N.A.T.O. Exercise in the Mediterranean
8th November 1968 - Commmenced Exercise "Eden Apple"
1978 - Broken up

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