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HMS Caesar (R07)

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Name  HMS Caesar
Laid down  3 April 1943
Commissioned  17 July 1944
Construction started  3 April 1943
Length  111 m
Ordered  16 February 1942
Completed  3 October 1944
Recommissioned  1960
Launched  12 February 1944
Builder  John Brown & Company
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HMS Caesar was a C-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, ordered on 16 February 1942. She was originally to be named HMS Ranger but this was changed to Caesar before launch to fit her revised class name. She was the sixth British warship to have had this name. She was built as a flotilla leader with additional accommodation for staff officers.

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Wartime service

On commissioning in September 1944 Caesar was allocated to the 7th Destroyer Flotilla for service with the Home Fleet and took part in the Atlantic convoys. In 1945 she was allocated for service in the Far East at the close of the Second World War, but joined the Fleet at Trincomalee after VJ-Day.

Post war service

Following the war Caesar paid off into reserve. Along with other Ca group destroyers, she was selected for modernisation which was completed at Rosyth between 1957 and 1960. Work included a new enclosed bridge and Mark 6M gunnery fire control system, as well as the addition of two triple Squid anti-submarine mortars. She re-commissioned in September 1960 as leader of the 8th Destroyer Squadron with most of her service performed in the Far East. This included service in the Indonesian Confrontation.

Decommissioning and disposal

Caesar was paid off in June 1965 and was de-equipped at Chatham. She was subsequently sold to Hughes Bolckow, arriving at their breaker's yard at Blythe for scrapping on 6 January 1967.

Publications

  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475. 
  • Marriott, Leo (1989). Royal Navy Destroyers Since 1945. Ian Allen Ltd. ISBN 0-7110-1817-0. 
  • References

    HMS Caesar (R07) Wikipedia


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