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HMS Duchess |
Laid Down : 8th July 1948
Launched : 9th April 1951
Completed : 23rd October 1952
Type : Destroyer
Class : Daring
Builder : Thornycroft
Country : UK
Pennants : D154
Fate : To Australia (Duchess) 8th May 1964.
Later became : HMAS Duchess
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HMS Duchess, June 1953.
HMS Duchess, December 1962.
HMS Duchess. (P)
Timeline Entries :
9th August 1951 - Launched
9th August 1951 - Pennant L94
26th January 1953 - Sailed UK for the Mediterranean
15th June 1953 - Participated in 1953 Coronation Review
11th May 1954 - Sailed Gibraltar escorting HMY Britannia
19th May 1954 - Flagship of Rear Admiral J.W. Cuthbert
19th May 1954 - Flagship of Admiral Sir Michael Denny
19th May 1954 - Sail past HMY Britannia
30th August 1954 - Commissioned for service in the Mediterranean
30th August 1954 - Capt. D.G. Goodwin in Command in Command
15th October 1954 - Review in the Presence of the Emperor of Ethiopia
27th May 1957 - Review of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
28th August 1957 - Capt. John Percival Scatchard Assumed Command
28th August 1957 - 5th Destroyer Squadron
January 1959 - Capt. John Percival Scatchard Relinquished Command
1964 - Transferred the RAN
Database Currently Holds : 6274 ships and 6289 crew!
Last edited : 22:09, February 15, 2011
By : jbryce1437
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