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HMS Delight (D119)
HMS Delight
HMS Delight
Career (United Kingdom) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Delight
Ordered: 5 June 1943
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company
Laid down: 5 September 1946
Launched: 21 December 1950
Motto: Duris delectat virtus
("Valour delighteth in difficulties")
Fate: Broken up 1971
Badge: On a Field Green, Pan's Pipe Gold and Silver
File:HMS Delight badge.jpg
General characteristics
Class & type: Daring class destroyer
Displacement: Standard: 2,830 tons, Full load: 3,820 tons
Length: 390 ft (120 m)
Beam: 53 ft (16 m)
Draught: 13.6 ft (4.1 m)
Propulsion: 2 Foster Wheeler boilers (650 psi, 850 °F), Parsons steam turbines, 2 shafts, 54,000 shp (40 MW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Range: 4,400 nautical miles (8,100 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: Approximately 300
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:
  • 6 QF 4.5 in /45 (114 mm) Mark V in 3 twin mountings UD Mark VI
  • 4 40 mm /60 Bofors A/A in 2 twin mounts STAAG Mk.II
  • 2 40 mm /60 Bofors A/A in 1 twin mount Mk.V
  • 2 pentad tubes for 21 in (533 mm) torpedoes Mk.IX
  • 1 Squid anti submarine mortar
  • HMS Delight was a Daring-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy, launched in 1950 and broken up at Inverkeithing in 1971.[1]

    In 1956 she formed part of the Royal Navy's force used during the Suez Operation.

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