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HMS Dainty (D108)

For other ships of the same name, see HMS Dainty.

Career (United Kingdom (RN))
Ordered: 24 January 1945
Builder: J. Samuel White
Laid down: 17 December 1945
Launched: 16 August 1950
Commissioned: 26 February 1953
General characteristics
Class & type: Daring Class Destroyer
Displacement: Standard: 2,830 tons
Full load: 3,820 tons
Length: 390 ft (120 m)
Beam: 53 ft (16 m)
Draught: 13.6 ft (4.1 m)
Propulsion: 2 Foster Wheeler boilers 650 psi (4.5 MPa), 850 °F (454 °C)), Parsons steam turbines, 2 shafts, 54,000 shp (40 MW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Range: 4,400 nautical miles (8,100 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: Approximately 300
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 6 QF 4.5 in /45 (114 mm) Mark V in 3 twin mountings UD Mark VI
  • 4 40 mm /60 Bofors A/A in 2 twin mounts STAAG Mk.II
  • 2 40 mm /60 Bofors A/A in 1 twin mount Mk.V
  • 2 pentad tubes for 21 in (533 mm) torpedoes Mk.IX
  • 1 Squid anti submarine mortar
  • HMS Dainty (D108) was a Daring class destroyer of the British Royal Navy.

    Dainty was commissioned for the second time on 20 January 1959, when she became part of the 2nd Destroyer Squadron as part of the Home and Mediterranean Fleets.[1]

    Commanding officers

    From To Captain
    1959 1960 Captain John G Wells DSC RN
    1964 1966



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