HMS Actaeon (1946) SL  (8th)

This the eighth ship to carry the name HMS Actaeon was a Modified Black Swan (1942), escort vessel (sloop).

Built by Thorneycroft, laid down 15-May-1944, launched 25-Jul-1945 and completed 24-Jul-1946.

On commissioning after the end of WW2, went to the South Atlantic, and remained there in the West Indies and South America areas.

Returned to the UK mid-1953 to be paid of into reserve.

Bought by the West German Bundesmarine as a training ship 11-Nov-1957.

After refitting, commissioned as FGS Hipper 09-Dec-1958. Listed for disposal 1964.


Other HMS Actaeon
- 1st  HMS Actaeon
- 2nd HMS Actaeon
- 3rd HMS Actaeon
- 4th HMS Actaeon
- 5th HMS Actaeon
- 6th HMS Actaeon
- 7th HMS Actaeon
- 8th HMS Actaeon

- Modified Black Swan Class (1942) SL
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This page last edited - 27 June, 2012.

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