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HMS Blake (1961) CC  (4th)

    
This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Blake was a Cruiser.

Built by Fairfield of Govan, laid down 17-Aug-1942, and launched 20-Dec-1945.

Completion suspended until 15-Oct-1954 when it was announced she would be completed to a new design.

Superstructure was dismantled 1955 in preparation for completion to the new design.

Commissioned 08-Mar-1961. Then served with the Home and Mediterranean Fleets 1961-63. Into reserve 1963-65.

Converted to a Helicopter Cruiser at Portsmouth 1965-69. Used for general sea service 1969-76. Refitted 1976-77, then general service 1977-79.

Appeared at the Silver Jubilee Review 1977.

Into reserve Dec-1979-81. Listed for disposal 1981.

Arrived at Cairnryan 28-Oct-1982 for breaking up.

 

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- 2nd HMS Blake
- 3rd HMS Blake
- 4th HMS Blake  

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This page last edited - 03 March, 2013.

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