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HMS Tenby (F65)

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Name  HMS Tenby
Laid down  23 June 1953
Decommissioned  1972
Construction started  23 June 1953
Draft  5.2 m
Ordered  6 March 1951
Commissioned  18 December 1957
Identification  Pennant number F65
Launched  4 October 1955
Builder  Cammell Laird
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HMS Tenby was a Whitby-class or Type 12 anti-submarine frigate of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. By the early 1970s, in the latter part of her career, she was one of three frigates which formed the Dartmouth Training Squadron and was used for the training of Royal Navy Officer Cadets before being promoted to Midshipmen.


In popular culture

The fake funeral of James Bond in the 1967 film You Only Live Twice was filmed onboard this ship, which was near Gibraltar at that time. In the film, it was supposed to be in Hong Kong.


She was paid off into the reserve fleet on 8 December 1972 with the final ship's company leaving on 28 February 1973.

She spent four years laid up at Devonport prior to being sold to Thos W Ward for breaking up at Briton Ferry, the proposed sale to Pakistan being cancelled.


  • 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, 1983. Royal Navy Frigates 1945-1983, Ian Allen Ltd, Surrey.
  • References

    HMS Tenby (F65) Wikipedia

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