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HMS Verulam (R28)
HMS Verulam 1943 IWM FL 5479.jpg
Verulam anchored in the Clyde, December 1943
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Verulam (R28)
HMS Verulam (F29)
Ordered: 1 September 1941
Builder: Swan Hunter
Laid down: 26 June 1942
Launched: 22 April 1943
Commissioned: 12 December 1943
Decommissioned: 1970
Honours and
Arctic 1944
Normandy 1944
Norway 1944
Malaya 1945
Burma 1945
Fate: Scrapped 23 September 1972
General characteristics
Class & type: V-class destroyer

HMS Verulam (R28) was an V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War II. She was later converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, with the new pennant number F29.

She participated in the Battle of the Malacca Strait with HMS Saumarez, Venus, Vigilant, and Virago which cumulated in the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Haguro on 16 May 1945.

In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.[1]


  1. Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden


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