|Builder:||John Brown, Clydebank|
|Launched:||12 April 1944|
|Completed:||12 December 1944|
|Commissioned:||28 July 1944|
Built as HMS Sibyl|
Renamed HMS Cavendish before launch
|Identification:||Pennant number: R15 initially, but changed to D15 in 1945|
|Motto:||Cavendo tutus: ‘Safe by taking care‘|
|Fate:||Arrived at breaker's yard for scrapping at Blyth on 14 August 1967|
|Badge:||On a Field Blue, a ring Gold nowed at the base by a snake Proper.|
|Class & type:||C-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,710 tons (standard) 2,520 tons (full)|
|Length:||363 ft (111 m) o/a|
|Beam:||35.75 ft (10.90 m)|
10 ft (3.0 m) light, |
14.5 ft (4.4 m) full
2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers, |
Parsons geared steam turbines,
40,000 shp, 2 shafts
|Speed:||37 knots (69.45 km/h)|
|Range:||615 tons oil, 1,400 nautical miles (2,600 km) at 32 knots (59 km/h)|
3 x QF 4.5 in L/45 guns Mark IV on mounts CP Mk.V
HMS Cavendish was a C-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, ordered in February 1942 from John Brown of Clydebank. She was originally to be named HMS Sibyl but this was changed to Cavendish before launch to fit her revised class name. She was launched on 12 April 1944.
On commissioning she joined the home fleet and served in the North Atlantic and off Norway. In 1945 she deployed to the Indian Ocean, returning to the UK in 1946.
Post war service
Following the war Cavendish paid off into reserve. She was selected for modernistion and the work was completed in 1955. She emerged from modernisation in 1955 for service with the 6th Destroyer Squadron as part of the Home Fleet, including service in the Mediterranean. In 1960 she was deployed for service with the Eastern Fleet in Singapore.
Decommissioning and disposal
She was paid off in 1965 and subsequently sold to BISCO for demolition by Hughes Bolcow at Blyth. She arrived at the breaker's yard for scrapping on 14 August 1967.
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