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HMS Termagant (R89)

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Name  HMS Termagant
Laid down  25 November 1941
Motto  'Untameable'
Launched  22 March 1943
Ordered  14 March 1941
Commissioned  8 October 1943
Construction started  25 November 1941
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Identification  Pennant number R89 (later F189)
Builder  William Denny and Brothers

HMS Termagant was a T-class destroyer of the Royal Navy that saw service during the Second World War. She was built by William Denny and Brothers, of Dumbarton and launched on 22 March 1943. She was scrapped in 1965.


Second World War service

On 7 October 1944 she and sister ship Tuscan sank the German torpedo boat TA 37 .

Postwar service

Between 1946 and 1951 Termagant was held in reserve at Portsmouth. Between 1952 and 1953 she was converted to a Type 16 fast anti-submarine frigate, with the new pennant number F189. On re-commissioning in 1953 she joined the 3rd Submarine Flotilla at Rothesay as a target ship. In the same year she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

In August 1957 she returned to the reserve at Devonport, re-commissioning briefly in 1958 for trials.

Decommissioning and disposal

After decommissioning for the last time Termagant was held in reserve at Lisahally between 1960 and 1965. She was then sold for scrapping in 1965 to Arnott Young, Dalmuir, arriving there on 5 November 1965.


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  • References

    HMS Termagant (R89) Wikipedia

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