HMS Termagant (1943) DD (7th)
This the seventh ship to carry the name HMS Termagant was a T
Built by Denny, laid down 25-Nov-1941, launched 22-Mar-1943, and commissioned 18-Oct-1943.
On commissioning formed part of the 24th Destroyer flotilla, and went to the Mediterranean. Where May 1944 sank U-453.
Took part in the Sicily landings, then Aug-1944, the landings in the south of France.
As the war in Europe wound down, went to the Pacific and the British Pacific Fleet, for operations against Japan which ended off the Japanese mainland.
After the war remained in service and converted to a Type 16 frigate 1953 with the pennant number F189.
Used as a submarine target ship.
Appeared at the Coronation Review 1953.
Went into reserve Aug-1957 and recommissioned Oct-1958 for use as a trials ship.
Paid off into reserve 1960.
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