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HMS Corunna - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Corunna

Name : HMS Corunna
Laid Down : 12th April 1944
Launched : 29th May 1945
Completed : 6th June 1947
Type : Destroyer
Class : Battle
Builder : Swan Hunter
Country : UK
Pennants : I97, D97
Fate : Scrapped 8th August 1974 at Blyth, Northumberland.

Named in honour of the Battle of Corunna, which took place in the Peninsular War in 1809 between British & French forces. She joined 4th Destroyer Squadron Flotilla, part of the Home Fleet. 1954 the Squadron deployed to the Mediterranean until 1955. Returned to the Mediterranean in 1956. In 1959 she accidentally collided with HMS Barrosa in the Atlantic. Subsequently she began her conversion to a Radar Picket, along with three other ships. The conversion included new AA weaponry, new radar, and the addition of the Sea Cat Missile system. In 1962 she joined the 7th Destroyer Squadron in the Mediterranean, & the following year joined the 21st Escort Squadron. In 1964 she deployed to the Far East until 1965. In 1967 she was placed in Reserve and was put on the disposal list in 1972. In 1975 she arrived at Blythe, Northumberland to be broken up.

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HMS Corunna


HMS Corunna, November 1948.


HMS Corunna, June 1953.


HMS Corunna, May 1954.


HMS Corunna, May 1959.


HMS Corunna, May 1959.


HMS Corunna, March 1964.


HMS Corunna, March 1964.

Timeline Entries :


1943 - Ordered
12th April 1944 - Laid down at Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited
29th May 1945 - Pennant L97
29th May 1945 - Launched
6th June 1947 - Commissioned
1948 - Joined the 4th Destroyer Flotilla, part of the Home Fleet
5th November 1951 - Cdr. R.H.C. Wyld in Command
5th November 1951 - Arrived Malta
15th November 1951 - Sailed Malta for Port Said
9th January 1952 - In Lake Timsah off Ismailia
25th January 1952 - Sailed Malta
25th January 1952 - Cdr. R.H.C. Wyld in Command
15th June 1953 - Participated in 1953 Coronation Review
23rd November 1953 - Cdr. J.N. Kennard in Command
23rd November 1953 - Stationed in the North Atlantic for the flight of the Queen to Bermuda
1954 - Deployed to the Mediterranean
19th May 1954 - Flagship of Admiral Sir Michael Denny
25th September 1954 - Exercise "Morning Mist"
1955 - Returned to the UK
15th July 1955 - Arrived Split
17th July 1955 - Exercises with the Yugoslav Navy
1956 - Deployed to the Mediterranean
27th March 1956 - At Chatham
26th April 1956 - Sailed Chatham for London
29th May 1956 - Recommissioned
1st June 1956 - Sailed Portland
27th May 1957 - Review of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
1959 - Collided with HMS Barrosa in the Atlantic
1961 - 7th Destroyer Squadron
1962 - Joined the 7th Destroyer Squadron, based in the Mediterranean
21st February 1962 - Cdr. O.N.A. Cecil in Command
21st February 1962 - Recommissioned at Rosyth
1963 - Joined the 21st Escort Squadron
1964 - Deployed to the Far East
1965 - Returned to the UK
1967 - Placed in reserve
1972 - Place on disposal list
1975 - arrived at Blyth in Northumberland and broken up

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Last edited : 10:56, March 12, 2011
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