HMS Delight (1953) DD (12th)
This the twelfth ship to carry the name HMS Delight was a
Daring Class (1952)
Built by Fairfield, laid own 05-Sep-1946, launched 21-Dec-1950 and completed 09-Oct-1953.
On completion went to the Mediterranean, spending her time mostly on NATO exercises and flag showing visits into European ports.
Returned to Devonport 30-Apr-1958 for refit which included removal of the aft torpedo tubes and their replacement with additional accommodation.
Emerged from refit 24-Feb-1959 and returned to the Mediterranean 28-May-1959, Returned to the UK and went into reserve at Devonport 14-Feb-1961 while awaiting for another refit.
Towed to Rosyth for refit which lasted from Sep-62 to Jul-64 after which she went into reserve at Portsmouth. Returned to service 30-Jun-1965 and went to the Far East at Singapore Jan-66 to Jan-67 during the Indonesian confrontation.
Returned to the UK and paid off Sep-1967 for scrapping.
Sold 12-Sep-1970 and broken up at Inverkeithing.
Other HMS Delight
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