HMS Kashmir

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
HMS Javelin
Vessel Type: 
Destroyer
GRT: 
1,690
Draught For'd: 
10' 2"
Draught Aft: 
10' 3"
Year Built: 
1939
Arrival Date: 
07/06/1949
Breakup Started: 
05/09/1949
Date First Beaching: 
09/04/1950
Breakup Completed: 
06/06/1950
Original Builder: 
John Brown Shipbuilders and Engineers, Clydebank, Glasgow
Original Yard No.: 
557
Name Changes: 

11-10-1937  :  Laid down as HMS Kashmir
21-12-1938  :  Launched as HMS Javelin

Other Information: 

 
HMS JAVELIN  -  'J' - Class Destroyer for the Royal Navy                        Pennant No. F 61
 
11-10-1937  :  Keel Laid Down
21-12-1938  :  Launched
10-06-1939  :  Completed
 
Tonnages & Dimensions  :   1,690 tons / 2,330 tons                           108.7 metres  x  10.9 metres
 
Propulsion and Speed  :     Steam Turbines / 36 knots
 
HMS Javelin  -  Honours
1940 - Norway
1940 - Dunkirk
1940 - Atlantic
1941 - Mediterranean
1942 - Diego Suarez
1942 - Arctic
1944 - Normandy
1944 - English Channel
 
Served as escort to a total of 28 Nos. Allied Convoys
 

 

P o s t   W a r   N o t e s
HMS JAVELIN continued Mediterranean Fleet service with Flotilla until April 1946 during which period she took part in the Mediterranean Fleet exercise and visits programmes and patrol to intercept ships taking immigrants into Palestine. Her early service after VJ Day was marred by serious indiscipline involving a Leading seaman and 19 junior ratings which resulted in a court martial later in 1945.. The ship sailed from Malta on 9th May 1946 to pay-off and reduce to Reserve status. After arrival at Portsmouth on 17th May that year she was de-stored prior to transfer into the Reserve Fleet which was completed on 31st July. Later this destroyer was transferred to lay-up at Harwich. Placed on the Disposal List on 31st October 1948 she was used for Ship Target Trials before being sold to BISCO  for demolition and arrived in tow at Troon Ayrshire for demolition by the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co. Ltd on 7th June 1949 .
 
 

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