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(D40) F09

 

Length:

363'

Beam:

35' 9"

Draught:

14' 6"

Displacement:

1802 Tons Standard
2530 Tons Full Load

Armament:

4 x 4.7 Single Mountings
1 x Wazemeyer Mk IV Twin 40mm
2 x 120mm Mounting Midships
2 x 20mm Wings and Aft of Funnel 
2 Limbo three-barrelled depth charge mortars

Torpedo Tubes:

8 x 21
Depth Charges

Machinery:

2 Shafts - Parsons Geared Turbines
SHP = 40000
Boilers - 2 Admiralty 3-drum type

Speed:
Range:

32 Knots
4,675 Nauticle Miles at 20 Knots

Complement:

280

Built by:

John Brown at Clydebank.

Laid down:

10/11/41

Launched:

23/09/42

Completed:

08/03/43

Callsign:

MDSQ

Battle Honours:

Sicily

1943

Salerno

1943

Mediterranean

1943

Aegean

1944

South France

1944

Adriatic

1944

Okinawa

1945

Crest/Badge:

Named after Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Troubridge. From the Arms of the family.

Field:-

Red; upon water barry wavy of eight white and blue.

Badge:-

A bridge of three spans turreted white masoned black flying therefrom on a flagstaff gold a flag blue.

Ship adopted by:

Walthamstow, London (1942)

Motto:

Other ships in the class:

TUMULT, TUSCAN, TYRIAN, completed with tripod masts.
TEAZER, TENACIOUS, TERMAGENT, TERPSICHORE completed with lattice masts.

Fate:

All eight ships formed the 6th Emergency Flotilla.

June 1945 joined 24 DF part of the British Pacific Fleet. Operation Inmate (attack on Truk) Task Group 111.2 (Truk Atoll is in the Caroline Islands.

SWIFTSURE (Flagship) Rear Admiral E.J.P. Brinda 4th CS.
NEWFOUNDLAND, ACHILLES (RNZN), UGANDA (RCN), IMPLACABLE, RULER (spare deck), TROUBRIDGE 24th DF, TEAZER 24th DF, TENACIOUS 24th DF, TERMAGANT 24th DF, TERPSICHORE 24th DF.

14/06/45 Force arrived some 85 miles south-west of Truk.

0540 Launched first mission of the day.

15/06/45 Cruisers and destroyers shore bombardment. SWIFTSURE, TEAZER, NEWFOUNDLAND, TROUBRIDGE, ACHILLES, UGANDA, TENACIOUS. TG 111.2 left Truk at midnight on 15/06/45

06/07/45 Task Force37 sailed from Manus. KING GEORGE V, FORMIDABLE, VICTORIOUS, IMPLACABLE, NEWFOUNDLAND (Flagship 4th Cruiser Squadron), BLACK PRINCE, EURYALUS, ACHILLES, UGANDA, GAMBIA, GRENVILLE (D4), UNDINE, URANIA, URCHIN, ULYSSES, UNDAUNTED, QUIBERON, QUICKMATCH, QUALITY, QUADRANT, TROUBRIDGE (D24), TENACIOUS, TERMAGANT, TREPSICHORE, TEAZER.

02/09/45 Token British Force at the surrender of Japan TF 38.5

After the World War 2, all were paid off into Reserve.

December1946 to August 1949 TROUBRIDGE was reactivated to replace SAUMEREZ and took over as leader of the 3rd DS in the Mediterranean.

1949 Returned to Chatham and Reserve. TROUBRIDGE was the only one of the class to be converted to a Type 15 Frigate; all the remainder became Type 16 conversions.

1955-57 Conversion to Type 15 Frigate.

December 1957 to February 1962 8th Frigate Squadron stationed in the USA, West Indies and in Home Waters.

15/05/63 Towed from Portsmouth to Malta for refit.

07/09/64 27th Escort Squadron

27/03/69 Paid Off at Chatham

05/05/70 Arrived Newport to be broken up.

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