HMS Peacock (1944) SL  (6th)

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

Built by Thornycroft, laid down 29-Nov-1942, launched 11-Dec-1943 and completed 10-May-1944.

On completion served on the Russian Convoy route, sinking U-354 on 24-Aug-1944 and U-394 on 02-Sep-1944.

After this it was to the Western Approaches as support escort. Sinking U-482 which was her last success of the war.

Refitted at Liverpool from June to Sep-1945 in preparation for service in the Pacific. On completion she was not needed in the Pacific and joined the Mediterranean Fleet. Remained there until mid-1954 when she returned to the UK to be paid off at Portsmouth.

Appeared at the Coronation Review 1953.

Arrived at Rosyth 07-May-1958 for breaking up.

Won the Battle Honours: Arctic 1944 and Atlantic 1945.


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

- Modified Black Swan Class (1942) SL
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This page last edited - 16 March, 2013.

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