|HMS Wrangler (R48)|
Wrangler in June 1944
|Name:||HMS Wrangler (R48) & (F157)|
|Ordered:||3 December 1941|
|Laid down:||23 September 1942|
|Launched:||29 September 1943|
|Commissioned:||14 July 1944|
|Fate:||Sold to South Africa 1957|
|Career (South Africa)|
|Name:||SAS Vyrstaat (F157)|
|Fate:||Sunk as Target 1976|
|Class & type:||W class destroyer|
|Class & type:||Type 15 frigate|
HMS Wrangler (R48) was an W-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 F157. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Sold to the South African Navy in 1957 as the SAS Vrystaat, the pennant number remaining the same.
- ↑ Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
- 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.
- Raven, Alan; Roberts, John (1978). War Built Destroyers O to Z Classes. London: Bivouac Books. ISBN 0-85680-010-4.
- Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1.
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