HMS Urchin (1943) DD  (4th)

This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Urchin was a U Class (1943), destroyer.

Built by Vickers Armstrong, of Barrow, laid down 28-Mar-1942, launched 08-Mar-1943, and commissioned 24-Sep-1943.

To the Mediterranean and took part in the Anzio landings Jan-1944. Normandy landing operations Jun-1944. Then to the Adriatic, and early 1945 to the Eastern Fleet in the East Indies.

Finally on to the British Pacific Fleet until the Japanese surrender.

Converted to a Type 15 frigate 1952-54 with the pennant number F196.

Went into reserve Nov-1956. Used as a training hip Dec-1957. Returned to reserve 1964.

Stern used to repair HMS Ulster 1966.

Arrived at Troon 06-Aug-1967 for breaking up.

Won the Battle Honours: Anzio1944, Mediterranean 1944, Normandy 1944, Adriatic 1944, and Okinawa 1945.


Other HMS Urchin
- 1st  HMS Urchin
- 2nd HMS Urchin
- 3rd HMS Urchin
- 4th HMS Urchin

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