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HMS Carron (R30)

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Name  HMS Carron
Laid down  26 November 1942
Commissioned  28 July 1944
Launched  28 March 1944
Ordered  24 March 1942
Completed  6 November 1944
Construction started  26 November 1942
Length  111 m
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Renamed  Built as HMS Strenuous Renamed HMS Carron before launch
Builder  Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company

HMS Carron was a C-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, ordered in February 1942 from Scotts of Greenock. She was originally to be named HMS Strenuous but this was changed to Carron before launch to fit her revised class name. She was laid down on 26 November 1942 and launched on 28 March 1944.

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Wartime service

On commissioning she joined the Home fleet and served in the North Atlantic and off Norway. In 1945 she deployed to the Indian Ocean and served as part of the British Pacific Fleet, returning to the UK in 1946.

Post war service

Following the war Carron paid off into reserve. She was the first of her class to be selected for modernistion and the work was completed at Chatham. Work included a new bridge and gunnery fire control system, as well as the addition of Squid anti-submarine mortars. The ship emerged from modernisation in 1955 for service with the Dartmouth Training Squadron. Her 'B' gun turret was replaced by a charthouse. In 1960 the ship was further de-equipped so she could serve as a navigational training ship, with only her torpedo tubes remaining and further charthouses fitted on the Squid deck. In 1961 she carried out Foul Weather trials in the Atlantic including the use of new Life Raft and survival suits.

Decommissioning and disposal

Carron was paid off in 1963. She arrived at the breaker's yard of Thos W Ward at Inverkeithing for scrapping on 31 March 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 Carron (R30) Wikipedia


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