Allied Warships

HMS Bedale (L 26)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 26 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down25 May 1940 
Launched23 Jul 1941 
Commissioned28 Aug 1946 
End service 

Loaned to the Polish Navy before completion as Slazak on 30 April 1942.

She was returned to the Royal Navy on 28 August 1946.

Loaned to the Royal Indian Navy on 27 April 1953. Renamed Godavari (D 92), served as destroyer until April 1959 when she was finally bought by India. Then reclassified as frigate served with old tactical number until 1979 when Godavari was scrapped.

Career notesTo the Polish Navy as Slazak

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