Pennant No: M1143
Laid Down: 14th October 1953
Built By: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley, North Yorkshire. Yard Number 870
Completed: 2nd November 1955
Time to Build: 25Months
Commissioned: 13th March 1955 for 108th MSS based Malta
Years Fully Operational: 3 months

Outline of Operational Career:

  • 14th March 56 sailed for Malta with Kellington and Tarlton
  • 24th March 56 Arrived Malta. Dockyard for repairs
  • June 1956 Crew transferred to Essington
  • June-December 1956 Refit Malta then Ferry Crew to UK to Reserve Fleet

Significant Events:

  • 21st-23rd March 1956 Met severe gale Force 9, gusting Force 11 off Cape Bon. Severe damage to propellor shaft glands requiring prolonged dockyard assistance

Paid Off: June 1956
Disposal: December 1969 Sold to Malaysia as KD LEDANG