HMS Inconstant (1942) DD (6th)
This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Inconstant was an I
Originally under construction by Vickers Armstrong, of Barrow, for the Turkish Navy (Muavenet), bought Sep-1939. Laid down 24-May-1939, launched 15-Nov-1941, and commissioned 24-Jan-1942.
One of a class of four being built for the Turkish Navy to the I Class (1937) DD specifications. Two were bought by the Admiralty at the outbreak of WW2, (the other two were completed for Turkey and delivered on completion).
On completion went to the Arctic for a short time, then went to the Eastern Fleet as part of the12th Flotilla.
Took part in operations at Madagascar, then to the South Atlantic until the end of 1942. After which she returned to the Eastern Fleet.
Mid 1943 it was on the the Mediterranean in time to take part in the Sicily landings, Jul-1943 where she sank U-409.
Autumn 1943 Inconstant returned to home waters where she joined the 8th Escort Group operating in the Western Approaches.
Sold to the Turkish Navy 1945.
Refitted and handed over at Istanbul 07-Mar-1946, finally sold 1960.
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