Ship: HMS CONISTON
Pennant No: M1101
Laid Down: 14th June 1950
Completed: 17th March 1953
Built By: John I Thorneycroft Ltd
Time to Build: 33 months
Commissioned: 18th March 1953

Outline of Operational Career:

  • 1953-54 First of Class Sea Trials based HMS VERNON
  • 13 Jul 54 Arrived Harwich to join 104th MSS
  • 1954-56 Exercises and Visits in North European Waters
  • 25 Aug 56 Sailed with 104th MSS for Malta and Work up
  • 6 Nov 56 Took part in Operation MUSKETEER
  • 21 Dec 56 Returned to Portsmouth
  • 1 May 57 Joined new 100th MSS, based HMS VERNON
  • 1957-58 Exercises and visits in North European waters
  • 1 Sept 58 Deployed to Malta for Cyprus Patrols
  • 12 Dec 58 Returned to Portsmouth for 100th MSS
  • 1 Jun 59 100th MSS transferred to Port Edgar
  • 1960-61 Refit at Chatham. To reserve Hythe, then Gibraltar

Significant Events:

  • 6 Nov 1956 Operation MUSKETEER. Stand-by Danlayer

Paid Off: March 1960
Disposal: 28 Jan 70, sold to Metrec of Newhaven for break up.