HMS Diamond (1952) DD  (11th)

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

Built by John Brown of the Clyde, laid down 15-Mar-1949, launched 14-Jun-1950 and completed 21-Feb-1952. The first of the class to be completed.

Appeared at the Coronation Review 1953.

After trials joined the Home Fleet. During a NATO exercise west of Iceland on 29-Sep-1953 Diamond rammed the Cruiser Swiftsure and both ships were extensively damaged.

After repairs went to the Mediterranean and took part in the Suez invasion Nov-1956.

Remained in the Mediterranean until 17-Dec-1958 when she went into refit at Chatham. After this was completed 07-Feb-1961 served with the Home and Mediterranean Fleets until Jan-1965 when she went into reserve for two years.

Recommissioned Aug-1967 then went to the Far East Jul-1968 to Jun-1969.

Returned to the UK and used as a harbour training ship for engine room personnel at Portsmouth until 1981.

Sold to Medway Secondary Metals and broken up Nov-1981 by Rainham, Kent.


Other HMS Diamond
- 1st  HMS Diamond
- 2nd HMS Diamond
- 3rd HMS Diamond
- 4th HMS Diamond
- 5th HMS Diamond
- 6th HMS Diamond
- 7th HMS Diamond
- 8th HMS Diamond
- 9th HMS Diamond
- 10th HMS Diamond
- 11th HMS Diamond
- 12th HMS Diamond

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This page last edited - 20 May, 2012.

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