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HMS Vigilant (R93)
HMS Vigilant 1943 IWM FL 9580.jpg
Vigilant on the River Tyne, September 1943
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Vigilant (R93)
HMS Vigilant (F93)
Ordered: 1 September 1941
Builder: Swan Hunter, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Laid down: 31 January 1942
Launched: 22 December 1942
Commissioned: 10 September 1943
Decommissioned: 1963
Honours and
Arctic 1943-44
Normandy 1944
Malaya 1945
Burma 1945
Fate: Scrapped 6 June 1965
General characteristics
Class & type: V-class destroyer

HMS Vigilant (R93) was an V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War II. She was later converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, with the new pennant number F93.

She participated in the Battle of the Malacca Strait with HMS Saumarez, Verulam, Venus, and Virago which culminated in the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Haguro on 16 May 1945.



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