HMS Cygnet (1942) SL (15th)
This the fifteenth ship to carry the name HMS Cygnet was a
Modified Black Swan Class (1942) escort vessel (sloop).
Built by Cammell Laird, laid down 30-Aug-1941, launched 28-Jul-1942 and completed 01-Dec-1942.
Shortly after completion on 09-Dec-1942 she grounded heavily and repairs on the Clyde took until Feb-1943. Then escort work work in the North Atlantic until Jun-1943 when she underwent 3 weeks of repair work. After returning to escort duty until Sep-1943 more repairs took until Dec-1943.
After one return Russian convoy duty it was back to the North Atlantic. There on 08-Apr-1944 she sank U-962. grounded near Belfast 13-May-1944 and repairs took two months. Then it was more Russian convoy work and she sank U-307 on 29-Apr-1945.
Refitted at Leith from Jun to Sep-1945 to prepare for service in the Pacific. By this time the war had ended and she went into reserve.
Joined the Fisheries Protection Squadron 1948 and remained there until 1951. Then after refitting, went to the Mediterranean until late 1954.
Appeared at the Coronation Review 1953.
Went to the West Indies Squadron for a short time, and returned to Chatham to be paid off.
Arrived at Rosyth 16-Mar-1956 for breaking up.
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15 April, 2013.
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