HMS Helford

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Helford

Original Builder: Hall, Russell & Company Limited of Aberdeen, Scotland

Original Yard No: 770

Official Number:

Vessel Type: frigate

GRT: 1370

Year Built: 1942

Arrival Date: 28/06/1956

Breakup Started: 05/07/1956

Date First Beached: 01/10/1956

Date Breakup Completed: 23/11/1956

Draught For’d: 8' 0"

Draught Aft: 10' 6"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

 

Twin-Screw River Class Frigate HMS Helford                                             Pennant No. K 252

 

(Designed as 1,370 tons displacement but actually 1,470 tons as-built)

 

01-01-1942  :  Ordered

27-06-1942  :  Laid Down

06-02-1943  :  Launched

26-06-1943  :  Completed

 

Tonnages  :  1,370 / 1,830 tons                                             Dimensions  :  91.8 metres  x  11.1 metres

 

Propulsion  :  Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engines  –  5,500 HP

 

Speed  :  20 knots

 

Complement  :  140

 

Armament  :  2 x 4" Deck Guns;  10 x 20 mm A.A. Guns;  1 x Hedgehog

 

Patrol and Convoy escort duties.