HMS Decoy (1953) DD  (6th)

This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Decoy was a Daring Class (1952) destroyer.

Built at Yarrow, laid down 22-Sep-1946, launched 29-Mar-1949 and completed 28-Apr-1953.

Appeared at the Coronation Review 1953.

After completion of trials went to the Mediterranean 06-Sep-1954. Returned to the UK and began a refit 09-Dec-1958 which took until 08-Jul-1960.

Used for Seacat trials from Jul-1960 to 01-Sep-1961, and other trials until Oct-1962. This was followed by further refit until Apr-1963.

Spent two years with the Home Fleet or West Indies station. Went into reserve feb-1965 to Aug-1967. After which went to the Far East Oct-1968. Returned to the UK Sep-1969 and paid off Mar-1970. The last of her class to remain in service.  

Sold 01-Jun-1970 to the Peruvian Navy and renamed Ferre. Refit took until 1973. Modernised 1977-78 and remained in service until 2006.


Other HMS Decoy
- 1st  HMS Decoy
- 2nd HMS Decoy
- 3rd HMS Decoy
- 4th HMS Decoy
- 5th HMS Decoy
- 6th HMS Decoy

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This page last edited - 26 June, 2012.

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