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HMS Barrosa

A Battle Class destroyer, built by John Brown and completed in 1947, scrapped 1978. I will post a photo of a Hawthorn Leslie built sister in my gallery.

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Good photo ruud. After her conversion into a Radar Picket. The idea was that these ships would steam ahead of the battle group and provide early warning of inbound enemy aircraft.

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The USN did the same thing after WWII..but with submarines as well. They converted 10 standard configuration fleet submarines to pickets.. but with an appropriate name to the project - MIGRAINE. Their purpose was the same as surface pickets..stationed in advance of the fleet to provide early warning of incoming raids (a large extent due to the kamikaze offensive off Okinawa in 1945).

Of the 10 fleet subs converted and two purpose-built submarines converted to radar picket.. only one is left.

USS REQUIN .. on display in Pittsburgh, PA.
 

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