HMS Onslow (1941) DD (2nd)
This the second ship to carry the name HMS Onslow was the O
Class, destroyer leader. As destroyer leader she had slightly reduced
armament to allow the increased complement and working space needed to
control a flotilla.
Built by John Brown on the Clyde, laid down 15-Jan-1940, launched 11-Mar-1941 and commissioned 20-Sep-1941.
Took part in the Lofoten Raid, Dec-1941. Then spent 1942 on Russian convoy escort work, with a spell mid year in the Mediterranean for Malta convoy escort.
At the end of 1942 in company with her sister ships Obdurate, Obedient and Orwell saw action against the German ships, Admiral Hipper and Lutzow, and received damage while defending a Russian convoy.
In the Atlantic 1943 with the 3rd and 5th Support Groups. Taking part in the operation which sank the German ship Scharnhorst, Dec-1943.
Covered the Normandy landings in 1944 after which it was back to the Arctic and Russian convoys for the remainder of the war.
Remained in service after war ended and paid off Apr-1947.
Sold to Pakistan 30-Sep-1949 and renamed Tippu Sultan.
Renamed Mufafiz, and used as an accommodation ship 1987-88.
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