HMS Virago (1943) DD  (4th)

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

Built by Swan Hunter, laid down 16-Feb-1942, launched 04-Feb-1943, and commissioned 05-Nov-1943.

On commissioning formed part of the 26th Destroyer Flotilla, and joined the Home Fleet.

During 1943-44 service alternated between Arctic convoy work and Norwegian carrier raids. Dec-1943, assisted in operations which sank the German ship Scharnhorst.

At the end of 1944 went to the East Indies and raids against Japanese forces on the Malayan and Burmese coasts. Which continued until the end of the war. Went into reserve 1949.

Converted to a Type 15 frigate 1952.

Appeared at the Coronation Review 1953.

Arrived at Faslane Jun-1965 for breaking up.

Won the Battle Honours: Arctic 1943-44, North Cape 1943, Normandy 1944, Malaya 1945, Burma 1945 and East Indies 1945.


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

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This page last edited - 16 November, 2012.

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