HMS Trollope

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Trollope

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Original Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard INC., Hingham, USA

Original Yard No: 3138

Official Number:

Vessel Type: frigate

GRT: 1400

Year Built: 1943

Arrival Date: 04/07/1951

Breakup Started: 09/08/1951

Date First Beached: 29/08/1951

Date Breakup Completed: 07/12/1951

Draught For’d: 11' 6"

Draught Aft: 11' 6"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

Captain-Class Frigate obtained by the Royal Navy from the USA under the Lend-Lease Programme.


(Named after Admiral Sir Henry Trollope GCB)


Dimensions  :  93.3 metres  x  11.3 metres                                                   Pennant No. K 575


29-09-1943  :  Keel laid down

20-11-1943  :  Launched

10-01-1944  :  Completed


Tonnages  :  1,400 gross            1,800 displacement


Propulsion  :  Twin-Screw Turbo-Electric Engines delivering a speed of 24 knots


06-07-1944  : 

Off Normandy, Cap d'Antifer, the vessel was torpedoed in an attack by German MTBs with total damage and some loss of lives.  The vessel was considered a constructive total loss as a result of this action.


09-01-1947  :  The wreck was sold off


05-07-1951  :  Arrived at the West of Scpotland Shipbreaking facility at Troon for final demolition