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Tim Webb



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HMS Vigilant photographed as a Type 15 Frigate conversion, date typed on back of photo is 1953.

HMS Vigilant (R93) was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War II.
She was later converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, with the new pennant number F93.

She participated in the Battle of the Malacca Strait with HMS Saumarez, Verulam, Venus, and Virago which culminated in the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Haguro on 16 May, 1945.

HMS VIGILANT returned to UK after the surrender at Singapore and was retained in service. She returned to Harwich in January 1946 prior to being deployed in the Londonderry Flotilla for anti-submarine training. During September that year she was transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet in Malta. On return to UK in 1947 the ship was Paid-off and reduced to Reserve status at Portsmouth. This ship was converted into a Type 15 Frigate by J Thornycroft at Woolston between 1951 and 1952. On completion in September 1953 she joined the 6th Frigate Squadron Home Fleet. She collided with HM Frigate RELENTLESS in the Clyde area on 27th October 1954 and was seriously damaged. HMS VIGILANT was selected for use as a cadet training ship in the Dartmouth Training Squadron after repair and was refitted for this duty. The alterations included an enclosed bridge and a deckhouse for classroom use. She was deployed with this Squadron until 1963 when she was reduced to Reserve at Devonport. Placed on the Disposal List in 1965 the ship was sold to BISCO for breaking-up at Faslane by Shipbreaking Industries. The ship arrived at the breakers yard in tow on 6th June 1965.
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Keywords: HMS VIGILANT
Source of Image, If not your own: İMOD-Print in Own Collection
Location photo was taken: Not known
Date photo was taken: 1953
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