Pennant No: M1130
Laid Down: 21st January 1953
Built By: J I Thornycroft, Southampton. Yard Number 4154
Completed: 21st May 1955
Time to Build: 28 months (first Deltic Ton)
Commissioned: 21st May 1955 for 105th MSS based Harwich
Years Fully Operational: 18

Outline of Operational Career:

  • 9th August 1955 Joined 105th MSS at Harwich
  • August-September 1956 Escorted Inshore Minesweepers to Malta
  • October-November 1956 Escorted Inshore Minesweepers to UK
  • 1957 Long refit Chatham
  • 1958-1959 50th MSS (Trials) Squadron at Port Edgar
  • November 1959 50th MSS (Trials) Squadron moved to Portland
  • 1st October 1962 50th MSS renamed 3rd MSS
  • January-April 1965 Crew commissioned Carhampton in Aden Emergency
  • 1972 In Reserve at Gibraltar. Commissioned for FPS in October
  • 1973-1976 Fishery Protection Squadron based Port Edgar

Significant Events:

  • 23 August 1955 Visited Copenhagen to demonstrate Deltic Engine
  • October 1955 Suffered 5 funnel fires on passage Brest to Harwich
  • 5th October 1956 Major Funnel Fire approaching Toranto
  • October 1956 Withdrawn from Operation MUSKETEER

Paid Off: 3rd March 1976
Disposal: 20th February 1978 sold to Tees Marine Services, Middlesborough for break up