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HMS Delight (D119)

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Name  HMS Delight
Laid down  5 September 1946
Construction started  5 September 1946
Length  119 m
Ordered  5 June 1943
Fate  Broken up 1971
Launched  21 December 1950
Draft  4.15 m
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Motto  Duris delectat virtus ("Valour delighteth in difficulties")
Badge  On a Field Green, Pan's Pipe Gold and Silver
Builder  Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company

HMS Delight was a Daring-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy, launched in 1950 and broken up at Inverkeithing in 1971.


Service history

In 1956 she formed part of the Royal Navy's force used during the Suez Operation. In 1959 Delight was involved in a collision in the Mediterranean with the cruiser Birmingham. Two ratings died during damage control activities.


  • 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. 
  • McCart, Neil (2008). Daring Class Destroyers. Fan Publications. ISBN 978-1-904459-33-0. 
  • References

    HMS Delight (D119) Wikipedia

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