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HMS Grenville - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Grenville

Name : HMS Grenville
Laid Down : 1st November 1941
Launched : 12th October 1942
Completed : 27th May 1943
Type : Destroyer
Class : U
Builder : Swan Hunter
Country : UK
Pennants : R97, D11 BPF, D197, F197
Fate : Scrapped 1983.

Converted to frigate in 1954.

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HMS Grenville, 1944.


HMS Grenville, October 1954.


HMS Grenville, September 1970.

Timeline Entries :


1st November 1941 - Laid down
12th October 1942 - Launched
12th October 1942 - Pennant F197
12th October 1942 - Pennant R97
12th October 1942 - Launched
27th April 1943 - Lt.Cdr. Roger Percival Hill, DSO, RN In Command
28th January 1944 - Capt. Harold Pitcairn Henderson, RN In Command
6th June 1944 - Participated in the Normandy Landings
November 1944 - Capt. R. G. Onslow, DSO+++
November 1944 - British Pacific Fleet
1945 - Pennant D11 British Pacific Fleet
16th January 1945 - Formed Part of Force 63
16th January 1945 - 27th Destroyer Flotilla
16th July 1945 - Attacked the Tokyo area
17th July 1945 - Attacked the Tokyo Area
19th May 1954 - Sail past HMY Britannia
19th May 1954 - Flagship of Admiral Sir John Edelston
4th August 1956 - Grenville Cowes Guardship
24th March 1958 - Escorted the Queen from Harwich to Holland
1979 - For disposal
1983 - Broken up

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Last edited : 20:33, March 25, 2011
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 14:27, December 14, 2010
By : kc


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