HMS Dainty (1953) DD (4th)
This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Dainty was a
Built by White, laid down 17-Dec-1945, launched 16-Aug-1950, commissioned 20-Jan-1953 for trials.
On completion of the trials it was intended that she go into reserve, but instead went to the Mediterranean. Remained there until 07-Dec-1955 when she went into reserve.
Returned to the Mediterranean 02-Oct-1957 and on 02-Apr-1958 was damaged in a collision with HMS Solebay. Repairs took until 20-Jan-1959, during which she refitted which included removal of the aft set of torpedo tubes and their replacement with a deckhouse to improve accommodation for her crew.
Returned to the Mediterranean 10-May-1959 and returned to the UK 21-Nov-1960.
Refitted at Portsmouth Sep-1962 until May-1964 then went into reserve.
Re-commissioned due to the Indonesian confrontation 17-Mar-1965 and went to the Mediterranean, the West Indies and then the Far East.
Then it was back to the UK, on to the West Indies and then the Far East, returning to the UK 31-Jul-1969 and put up for disposal.
Sold 01-Jan-1971 and broken up at Cairn Ryan.
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