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HMS Alacrity (U60)
HMS Alacrity 1945 IWM FL 990
Alacrity on 10 April 1945 (IWM)
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Alacrity
Builder: Alexander Stephen and Sons, Glasgow, Scotland
Laid down: 5 April 1943
Launched: 1 September 1944
Completed: 13 April 1945
Identification: pennant number U60/F60
Motto: Adjuvare Propero: 'I hasten to help'
Honours and
CHINA 1900
KOREA 1950-52
Fate: Sold for scrap, 1956
Badge: On a Field Silver a heart, Red, winged Gold.
General characteristics
Class & type: Modified Black Swan-class sloop

HMS Alacrity was a modified Black Swan-class sloop of the Royal Navy. She was built for service as a convoy escort during the Second World War, but was completed too late to see action. She did subsequently take part in the Korean War between 1950 and 1952. She was scrapped in 1956.


Alacrity was built by Denny , Dunbarton, Scotland, was laid down on 5 April 1943, launched on 1 September 1944, and completed on 13 April 1945.

Royal Navy service

On commissioning Alacrity completed work ups in home waters. In July 1945 she was allocated for service with the British Pacific Fleet and arrived in Colombo, too late for the Surrender of Japan at the end of the War.

Following the war she remained in the Far East and underwent a refit in New Zealand in 1946. She received the new pennant number 'F60' and was part of the 1st Escort Flotilla. In 1949 the Flotilla was designated the 3rd Frigate Flotilla.

In 1950 she was deployed with United Nations Naval forces for service in the Korean War. She returned to Portsmouth in 1952 and was placed in reserve, before being put on the disposal list in 1956.

She was subsequently sold for scrap to W H Arnold Young at Dalmuir and arrived for breaking up there on 15 December 1956.



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