|HMS Alacrity (U60)|
Alacrity on 10 April 1945 (IWM)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Builder:||Alexander Stephen and Sons, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Laid down:||5 April 1943|
|Launched:||1 September 1944|
|Completed:||13 April 1945|
|Identification:||pennant number U60/F60|
|Motto:||Adjuvare Propero: 'I hasten to help'|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap, 1956|
|Badge:||On a Field Silver a heart, Red, winged Gold.|
|Class & type:||Modified Black Swan-class sloop|
HMS Alacrity was a modified Black Swan-class sloop of the Royal Navy. She was built for service as a convoy escort during the Second World War, but was completed too late to see action. She did subsequently take part in the Korean War between 1950 and 1952. She was scrapped in 1956.
Construction[edit | edit source]
Alacrity was built by Denny , Dunbarton, Scotland, was laid down on 5 April 1943, launched on 1 September 1944, and completed on 13 April 1945.
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On commissioning Alacrity completed work ups in home waters. In July 1945 she was allocated for service with the British Pacific Fleet and arrived in Colombo, too late for the Surrender of Japan at the end of the War.
Following the war she remained in the Far East and underwent a refit in New Zealand in 1946. She received the new pennant number 'F60' and was part of the 1st Escort Flotilla. In 1949 the Flotilla was designated the 3rd Frigate Flotilla.
In 1950 she was deployed with United Nations Naval forces for service in the Korean War. She returned to Portsmouth in 1952 and was placed in reserve, before being put on the disposal list in 1956.
She was subsequently sold for scrap to W H Arnold Young at Dalmuir and arrived for breaking up there on 15 December 1956.
References[edit | edit source]
Publications[edit | edit source]
- Blair, Clay (2000). Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted 1942–1945. New York: Modern Library. ISBN 0-679-64033-9.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Gardiner, Robert; Chesneau, Roger (1980). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.
- Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen (1995). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1947–1995. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-132-7.
- Hague, Arnold (1993). Sloops: A History of the 71 Sloops Built in Britain and Australia for the British, Australian and Indian Navies 1926–1946. Kendal, England: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-67-3.
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