HMS Rocket (1943) DD  (8th)

This the eighth ship to carry the name HMS Rocket was an R Class, destroyer.

Built by Scotts, laid down 14-Mar-1941, launched 28-Oct-1942, and commissioned 04-Aug-1943.

To the Eastern Fleet in South African waters 1943. Then 1944 still with the Eastern Fleet, went to the Indian Ocean where she stayed for the remainder of the war.

Mar-1944 caught the U-boat supply ship Brake, in the Indian Ocean.

Converted to the prototype Type 15 frigate Jul-1951 with pennant number F193 (Also used pennant number F191).

Appeared at the Coronation Review 1953.

Decommissioned 11-May-1962.

Arrived Mar-1967 for breaking up at Dalmuir.

Won the Battle Honours: English Channel 1943, Sabang 1944, Burma 1944-45 and East Indies 1945.


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

- R Class (1942) DD
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This page last edited - 02 July, 2012.

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