HMS Cutlass

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
HMS Cutlass
Vessel Type: 
Destroyer
GRT: 
1,980
Draught For'd: 
4 ' 6"
Draught Aft: 
6' 11"
Year Built: 
1946
Arrival Date: 
22/03/1946
Breakup Started: 
25/03/1946
Date First Beaching: 
22/03/1946
Breakup Completed: 
27/05/1946
Original Builder: 
Yarrow Shipbuilders, Scotstoun, Glasgow
Other Information: 

HMS Cutlass           Pennant No. G-74
Incompleted hull launched on 20-03-1946 and delivered to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company's facility at Troon, for breaking, as a result of the cessation of hostilities.
One of the Weapon-class of Destroyers built for the British Royal Navy twoards the end of WWII.
Of the planned twenty vessels, only 13 were laid down and only seven were launched.  Of the seven that were launched, only four were completed for service. The following of the class were broken up on their Builder's slips :
HMS Dagger    :    Yarrow
HMS Howitzer  :    Thornycroft
HMS Longbow :    Thornycroft
HMS Sword      :    J. S. White
HMS Claymore:    Scotts
HMS Rifle          :    Denny Bros.
HMS Spear       :    Denny Bros.
 
The Weapons Class destroyers were 365 feet in length and with their Parson's double-reduction geared steam turbines developing 40,000 SHP their design service speed was 31 knots.
 

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