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HMS Comus (R43)
HMS Comus 1945 IWM FL 2935
HMS Comus, 28 June 1946
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: C-class destroyer
Name: HMS Comus
Builder: Yarrow, Scotstoun
Laid down: 21 August 1943
Launched: 14 March 1945
Commissioned: 8 July 1946
Identification: Pennant number: R43 (later D20)
Fate: Scrapped
Status: Arrived for breaking up on 12 November 1958
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,885 tons (1,915 tonnes)
2,545 tons full (2,585 tonnes)
Length: 362.75 ft (110.57 m) o/a
Beam: 35.75 ft (10.90 m)
Draught: 11.75 ft (3.58 m)
Propulsion: 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers,
Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines,
40,000 shp (29.8 MW), 2 shafts
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h) / 32 knots (59 km/h) full
Range: 4,675 nmi (8,658 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
1,400 nmi (2,600 km) at 32 knots (59 km/h)
Complement: 186
Sensors and
processing systems:
Radar Type 275 fire control on director Mk.VI
Armament:

HMS Comus was a C-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, built by Yarrow at Scotstoun. She was launched on 24 August 1943 and commissioned on 20 December 1946.

Operational service

Comus served in the Far East between 1947 and 1957 as part of the 8th Destroyer Squadron.[1] In 1955 she was engaged in the bombardment of Communist forces as part of the Malayan Emergency.[2]

Decommissioning and disposal

Comus was withdrawn from active service and listed for disposal in 1955. Following her sale Comus arrived at the breakers yard of John Cashmore Ltd for scrapping at Newport, Wales on 12 November 1958.

References

  1. Critchley, Mike, "British Warships Since 1945: Part 3: Destroyers", Maritime Books: Liskeard, UK, 1982. ISBN 0-9506323-9-2, page 102
  2. Marriott, Leo, Royal Navy Destroyers Since 1945. Ian Allen Ltd, 1989, p.66

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