HMS Comet

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Comet

Original Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders, Scotstoun, Glasgow

Original Yard No: 1823

Official Number:

Vessel Type: destroyer

GRT: 1865

Year Built: 1944

Arrival Date: 24/10/1962

Breakup Started: 20/12/1962

Date First Beached: 04/04/1963

Date Breakup Completed: 09/09/1963

Draught For’d: 7' 10"

Draught Aft: 10' 0"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

'C' – Class Destroyer for the Royal Navy                        Pennant No. R-26

 

14-06-1943  :   Laid Down

22-06-1944  :  Launched

06-06-1945  :  Completed

 

Tonnages  :  1,865 tons  /  2,515 tons

 

Dimensions  :   103.5 metres   x   10.9 metres

 

Propulsion  :   2  x  Steam Turbines, giving the vessel a speed of 32 knots