HMS Barrosa (D68)


HMS Barrosa (D68)

HMS "Barrosa" (D68) was a later or 1943 Battle-class fleet destroyer of the Royal Navy.

Naming

She was named after the Battle of Barrosa, which took place in 1811 between British-Allied forces and France, and which ended in a French defeat. "Barrosa" was built by John Brown & Company. She was launched on the on 17 January 1945 and commissioned on 14 February 1947.

Operations

In 1948, "Barrosa" joined the 4th Destroyer Flotilla of the Home Fleet. In 1950, "Barrosa" with one of her sister-ships and the carrier HMS|Vengeance|R71|6, where the small group performed a number of naval exercises and visits to a variety of ports. "Barrosa" was placed in Reserve that same year.

In 1953, "Barrosa" took part in the Coronation Fleet Review at Spithead in honour of the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II. "Barrosa" was positioned in the middle of her sister-ships HMS|Aisne|D22|6 and HMS|Agincourt|D86|6. That same year, "Barrosa" joined the 4th Destroyer Squadron, having spells with the Home and Mediterranean Fleets.

Refitting

In 1959, "Barrosa" collided with her sister-ship HMS|Corunna|D97|6 in the Atlantic. Later that year, "Barrosa" underwent modification to become a Radar Picket, which the addition of the Sea Cat missile, as well as new AA weaponry and new radar. In 1962, "Barrosa" joined the 8th Destroyer Squadron, based in the Far East, before joining the 24th Escort Squadron. In 1968, "Barrosa" was decommissioned, being broken-up at Blyth in Northumberland in 1978.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • HMS Barossa — или HMS Barrosa  название нескольких кораблей британского флота. HMS Barrosa (1812)  36 пушечный фрегат 5 го ранга, спущенный на воду в 1812 году. HMS Barossa (1860)  деревянный винтовой корвет, спущенный на воду в 1860 году. HMS… …   Википедия

  • D68 — steht für: Faktor XI Mangel, ICD 10 Code der Blutgerinnungsstörung HMAS Vampire (D68), ein Militärschiff der Royal Australian Navy HMS Barrosa (D68), ein 1945 gebauter Zerstörer der Battle Klasse der britischen Royal Navy HMS Gibraltar (D68), ein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Barrosa — can refer to:* Battle of Barrosa * HMS Barrosa (D68) * Barrosa, a parish ( freguesia ) in the Portuguese municipality of Benavente * The Barossa wine growing region of Australia (Sometimes misspelled Borrossa, Borrosa, Barrossa, or Barrosa.) …   Wikipedia

  • HMS Alamein (D17) — was a Later or 1943 Battle class fleet destroyer of the British Royal Navy. She was named in honour of the Battle of El Alamein, which took place in 1942 during the Second World War, between Commonwealth forces and the German Afrika Korps.… …   Wikipedia

  • HMS Aisne (D22) — was a 1943 or later Battle class fleet destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was named after one of the Battles of the Aisne, though she may indeed have been named in honour of all three battles that took place there. Aisne was built by Vickers… …   Wikipedia

  • HMS Corunna (D97) — was a later or 1943 Battle class fleet destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was named in honour of the Battle of Corunna, which took place during the Peninsular War in 1809 between British and French forces. Corunna was built by Swan Hunter Wigham… …   Wikipedia

  • HMS Barossa — Mehrere Schiffe der Royal Navy wurden HMS Barossa oder HMS Barrosa nach der Schlacht von Barossa in den napoleonischen Kriegen auf der iberischen Halbinsel benannt: Die HMS Barossa (1860), eine Korvette der Barossa Klasse. Die HMS Barrosa (D68),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • HMS Barossa — A number of ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Barossa or HMS Barrosa after the Battle of Barrosa in the Peninsular War, fought in 1811 between the British and the French, including:* Barossa , launched 1860, was a wooden screw corvette …   Wikipedia

  • Список кораблей и судов, построенных компанией John Brown & Company — на верфи в Клайдбэнке, Шотландия. Основная статья: John Brown Company Содержание 1 A 2 B 3 C 4 D …   Википедия

  • Liste historischer Schiffe der Royal Navy — Die Liste historischer Schiffe der Royal Navy enthält Namen bekannter Schiffe, die bei der britischen Royal Navy in Dienst standen. In Klammern ist das Jahr der Indienststellung angegeben. Für eine Auflistung heutiger Schiffe siehe Liste von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.