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HMCS Huron (G24)

HMCS Huron|module= Career Royal Navy White Ensign Royal Canadian Navy Jack Name: HMCS HuronNamesake: Huron peopleBuilder: Vickers-ArmstrongsLaid down: 15 July 1941Launched: 25 June 1942Commissioned: 28 July 1943Struck: 20 April 1963Identification: Pennant number:Motto: Ready the braveHonours and
awards: Arctic, 1943-1945
English Channel, 1944
Normandy, 1944
Korea, 1951-1953Fate: Scrapped, La Spezia, 1965Notes: Colours: Gold and crimson |module2= General characteristics Class & type: Tribal-class destroyerDisplacement: 1,927 long tons (1,958 t) standard
2,559 long tons (2,600 t) full loadLength: 114.9 m (377 ft 0 in)Beam: 11.13 m (36 ft 6 in)Draught: 3.96 m (13 ft 0 in)Propulsion: 2 shaft Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Admiralty boilers, 44,000 hp (32,811 kW)Speed: 36.25 knots (41.72 mph; 67.14 km/h)Range: 5,700 nmi (10,600 km) at 17 kn (20 mph; 31 km/h)Complement: 240Armament: • 6 × 4.7 in (120 mm) guns (3×2)
• 2 × 4 in (100 mm) guns (1×2)
• 4 × 2-pounder QF (4×1)
• 4 × 40 mm Bofors
• 4 × 20 mm
• 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes (1×4) }} HMCS Huron was a Tribal-class destroyer built by Vickers-Armstrongs on the River Tyne in England, and served in the Royal Canadian Navy. It was the first ship to bear this name. She fought in World War II and the Korean War. Huron was paid off into reserve on 20 April 1963 and scrapped at La Spezia in August 1965.

Legacy[]

Huron's X turret, Royal Military College of Canada

The 4-inch (102 mm) twin high-angle Mk XIX naval gun turret was removed from Huron was presented to the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario.

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References[]

  • Brice, Martin H. (1971). The Tribals. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0245-2. 
  • English, John (2001ISBN 0-905617-95-0). Afridi to Nizam: British Fleet Destroyers 1937–43. Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society. 


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