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HMS BLEASDALE

Hunt Type 111 A/A Frigate (reclassified from Escort Destroyer in June 1947). Post war, she served in the Nore Flotilla from February 1946 until paying off into reserve in April 1952. She arrived Blyth for Scrapping Sept 1956.

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I understand that these later 'Hunts' were quite good ships.
 

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I believe so Tom, all the Hunts were worked very hard during the war and most, were paid off at the end of hostilities never to be re commissioned into the RN, although quite a few were sold to foreign navies and gave many years of good service. Those that were retained in RN commission were mainly used for training. Brocklesby (Type 11) was used for Asdic/Sonar trials and did not pay off until June 1963. "THE HUNTS" by John English, and published by World Ship Society is well worth having on the bookshelf if still available.
 

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Thanks Spunyarn, I will keep an eye out for it. I have just read Norman Friedmans 'British Destroyers and Frigates' and the Type 2 and 3 Hunts draw much praise from him for the general utility of the ships and the good design.
 

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