F197 HMS Grenville

UK Royal Navy




1943 to 1981    


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Flight Deck:
Call Sign: GGCT


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History of UK F197 HMS Grenville

1941-nov-1Laid downSwan Hunter Yard No. 1669
1942-oct-12Launched
1943-may-27Commissionedas Rapid class HMS Grenville (R97)
1953Refituntil 1954, conversion at HMD Chatham from a Rapid class frigate (R97) to Type 15 standard
1957-febTrialsfitted with flight deck aft for later use in English Channel with Fairey Ultra Light G-AOUJ
1958-oct-23minor damage during collision in Portland Harbour
1974-aprDecommissioned
1983Fate: scrappedQueenborough Breakers Yard towed from Devonport to Portsmouth late 1979, then on to Isle of Sheppey for scrapping.

Specifications

   

    from Type 15 class
195crew
2850full load (tn)
110.50length (m)
10.90beam (m)
4.40draught (m)
36max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine steam turbines
2Naval Gun single 40 mm

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Builder

   

UK Swan Hunter, Wallsend