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HMS Cavalier - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Cavalier

Name : HMS Cavalier
Laid Down : 28th March 1943
Launched : 7th April 1944
Completed : 22nd November 1944
Type : Destroyer
Class : C
Builder : White
Country : UK
Pennants : R73, D69 BPF, D73
Fate : Preserved as museum ship from October 1977. Berthed at Chatham Dockyard.

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HMS Cavalier, October 1956.

Timeline Entries :


February 1943 - Laid down at J. Samuel White and Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight
14th July 1944 - Lt.Cdr. Donald Terry McBarnet, RN In Command
7th November 1944 - Pennant R73
7th November 1944 - Launched
22nd November 1944 - Joined 6th Destroyer Flotilla
22nd November 1944 - Completed and Commissioned
1945 - Pennant D69 British Pacific Fleet
February 1945 - Took part in operations in Norway
February 1945 - Allocated to the British Pacific Fleet
February 1945 - Commenced refit at Rosyth
August 1945 - Completed refit at Rosyth
29th September 1945 - Arrived Colombo
10th November 1945 - Took part in bombardment of Sourabaya, Java
30th April 1946 - Sailed Bombay for Singapore
20th May 1946 - Sailed Singapore for Portsmouth
16th June 1946 - Arrived Portsmouth. Reduced to reserve
1955 - Commenced modernisation at Southampton
1957 - Completed modernisation at Southampton
15th July 1957 - Brought out of reserve and joined 8th Destroyer Squadron
31st August 1957 - Sailed Portland for Work up at Malta
February 1958 - Arrived Saigon
24th February 1958 - Fleet Exercises
24th February 1958 - Fleet Exercises
March 1958 - At the Christmas Islands
24th March 1958 - Arrived Melbourne
29th May 1958 - Sailed Melbourne
August 1958 - In the Persian Gulf
1st January 1959 - Arrived Singapore
4th January 1959 - Cdr. J.D. Hope in Command
4th January 1959 - Recommission at Singapore
20th January 1959 - Commenced Work-up off Pulau Tioman
31st January 1959 - Completed Work-up off Pulau Tioman
3rd February 1959 - Arrived Hong Kong
14th February 1959 - Sailed Hong Kong
17th February 1959 - Arrived Singapore
19th February 1959 - Commenced "Rolex", Royal Escort
25th February 1959 - Completed "Rolex", Royal Escort
10th March 1959 - In the Penang Area
11th March 1959 - Commenced Refit Singapore
April 1959 - Commenced refit at Singapore
June 1959 - Completed refit at Singapore
20th July 1959 - Completed Refit Singapore
22nd July 1959 - Sailed Singapore for Exercise JET and Cochin
26th July 1959 - Sailed Cochin
7th August 1959 - Commenced Guardship at Gan
7th August 1959 - Arrived Gan, Addu Atoll Maldive Islands
29th August 1959 - Completed Guardship at Gan
5th September 1959 - Sailed Singapore
18th September 1959 - Arrived Saigon
22nd September 1959 - Sailed Saigon
23rd October 1959 - Sailed Hong Kong
27th October 1959 - Arrived Tokyo
31st October 1959 - Sailed Tokyo
5th November 1959 - Arrived Hong Kong, Fleet Regatta
10th November 1959 - Sailed Hong Kong
10th December 1959 - Arrived Singapore
1st January 1960 - Arrived Hong Kong
5th January 1960 - Arrived Singapore
6th January 1960 - Sailed Singapore
7th February 1960 - Arrived Gan, Addu Atoll Maldive Islands
12th February 1960 - Arrived Singapore
16th February 1960 - Cdr. G.J. Pritchard in Command
26th February 1960 - Sailed Singapore
3rd March 1960 - Arrived Freemantle
5th March 1960 - Sailed Freemantle
9th March 1960 - Arrived Adelaide
14th March 1960 - Sailed Adelaide
17th March 1960 - Arrived Hobart
22nd March 1960 - Sailed Hobart
24th March 1960 - Arrived Sydney
29th March 1960 - Sailed Sydney
6th April 1960 - Arrived Darwin
7th April 1960 - Sailed Darwin
18th April 1960 - Arrived Hong Kong
26th April 1960 - Sailed Hong Kong
6th May 1960 - Commenced Exercise "Sea Lion"
6th May 1960 - Arrived Manilla
12th May 1960 - Comopleted Exercise "Sea Lion"
13th May 1960 - Arrived Singapore
24th June 1960 - Recommissioned at Singapore
November 1960 - Commenced refit at Singapore
February 1961 - Completed refit at Singapore
18th May 1961 - Sailed Singapore
19th June 1961 - Arrived Hong Kong
July 1961 - Commenced refit at Singapore
September 1961 - Completed refit at Singapore
November 1961 - Arrived Christmas Island
8th November 1962 - At Labuan
26th November 1962 - Arrived Fremantle
December 1962 - Arrived Singapore
11th December 1962 - Off Brunai
8th May 1963 - Standing by off Haiti ready to evacuate about 200 British subjects
26th May 1963 - Arrived Portsmouth and placed into reserve
30th May 1968 - Arrived Plymouth from the Far East
5th November 1968 - Participated in N.A.T.O. Exercise in the Mediterranean
8th November 1968 - Commmenced Exercise "Eden Apple"
23rd February 1969 - Arrived Gibraltar to pay off and to be refitted
6th January 1970 - Sailed Gibraltar for Portsmouth
6th March 1970 - Commissioned
6th July 1971 - Competed in race with HMS Rapid
6th July 1971 - Cdr C Snell in Command
5th July 1972 - Decommissioned
2009 - Preserved at Chatham, Kent

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