Allied Warships

HMS Urania (R 05)

Destroyer of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantR 05 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered12 Jun 1941 
Laid down18 Jun 1942 
Launched19 May 1943 
Commissioned18 Jan 1944 
End service 

Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1953-1954.

Scrapped at Faslane in March 1971.


Commands listed for HMS Urania (R 05)

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1Lt.Cdr. Denis Harold Palmer Gardiner, DSC, RN11 Oct 194319 Jun 1945
2Lt.Cdr. John Melvill Alliston, DSO, DSC, RN19 Jun 1945early 1946

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

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