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Destroyer histories. Royal naval C class destroyers. Destroyer website dedicated to the history of HMS Caesar, HMS Cambrian, HMS Caprice, HMS Carron, HMS Carysfort, HMS Cassandra, HMS Cavalier, HMS Cavendish, HMS Chaplet, HMS Charity, HMS Chequers, HMS Cheviot, HMS Chevron, HMS Chieftain, HMS Childers, HMS Chivalrous, HSM Cockade, HMS Comet, HMS Comus, HMS Consort, HMS Constance, HMS Contest, HMS Concord, HMS Cossack, HMS Creole, HMS Cromwell, HMS Crescent, HMS Crown, HMS Croiziers, HMS Crusader and HMS Crystal from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of C Class destroyers.

The C Class destroyers were the last class to mount their ,main armament in single mountings and open shields. 

View a history of HMS Consort and the Yangtzee Incident

 

HMS Cossack, built by Vickers Armstrong and launched 10th May 1944, saw service in Home waters  until 1945 before going to the  East Indies.

HMS Cavalier. Built by White, and was initially to be called HMS Pellew, Was launched 7th April 1944. did see war service, serving in the home fleet until 1945 when she with her sister ships went to the east Indies,.  She is preserved at Chatham Old naval Dockyard.

Displacement: 1710 tons standard  2510 tons deep load,  Compliment: 186 - 222  Speed: 36.75 knots  Armament: Four 4.5 inch QF MKIV in singles, two 40mm Bofors and Four 21-inch Torpedo Tubes.

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HMS Caesar (R07) Clydebank 14th February 1944 Scrapped in Blyth in January 1967.
HMS Cambrian (R85) Scotts 10th December 1943 Scrapped at Briton Ferry in September 1971.
HMS Caprice (R01) Yarrow 16th September 1943 Scrapped after 1979.
HMS Carron (R30) Scotts 28th March 1944 Scrapped at Inverkeithing in April 1967.
HMS Carysfort (R25) White 25th July 1944 Broken up in 1970.
HMS Cassandra (R62) Yarrow 29th November 1943 Scrapped at Inverkeithing in April 1967.
HMS Cavalier (R73) White 7th April 1944 Preserved at Chatham, Kent
HMS Cavendish (R15) Clydebank 12th April 1944 Scrapped at Blyth in August 1967.
HMS Chaplet (R52) Thornycroft 18th July 1944 Scrapped at Blyth in November 1965.
HMS Charity (R29) Thornycroft 30th November 1944 Sold to the Royal Pakistan Navy and renamed Shah Jehan in 1958.
HMS Chequers (R61) Scotts 30th October 1944 Scrapped at Newport in July 1966.
HMS Cheviot (R90) Stephen 2nd May 1944 Scrapped at Inverkeithing in October 1962.
HMS Chevron (R51) Stephen 23rd February 1944 Scrapped at Inverkeithing in December 1969.
HMS Chieftain (R36) Scotts 26th February 1945 Scrapped in Sunderland on 20th March 1961.
HMS Childers (R91) Denny 27th February 1945 Scrapped in Spezia in September 1963.
HMS Chivalrous (R21) Denny 22nd June 1945 Sold to Royal Pakistan Navy and renamed Taimur in 1954.
HMS Cockade (R34) Yarrow 7th March 1944 Scrapped at Newport in September 1964.
HMS Comet (R26) Yarrow 22nd June 1944 Scrapped at Troon in November 1962.
HMS Comus (R43) Thornycroft 14th March 1945 Scrapped at Newport on 12th November 1958.
HMS Consort (R76) Stephen 19th October 1944 Scrapped at Swansea on 15th March 1961.
HMS Constance (R71) V A (Tyne): Parsons 22nd August 1944 Scrapped at Inverkeithing on 8th March 1956.
HMS Contest (R12) White 16th December 1944 Scrapped at Grays on 2nd February 1960.
HMS Concord (R63) Thornycroft 14th May 1945 Scrapped at Inverkeithing in November 1962.
HMS Cossack (R57) V A (Tyne): Parsons 10th May 1944 Scrapped at Troon on 1st March 1961.
HMS Crispin (R68) White 23rd June 1945 Sold to Royal Pakistan Navy and renamed Jahangir in 1958.
HMS Creole (R82) White 22nd November 1945 Sold to Royal Pakistan Navy and renamed Alamgir in 1958.
HMS Cromwell (R35) Scotts 6th August 1945 Sold to Royal Norwegian Navy and renamed Bergen in 1946.
HMS Crescent (R16) Clydebank 20th July 1944 Broken up 1971.
HMS Crown (R46) Scotts 19th December 1945 Sold to Royal Norwegian Navy and renamed Oslo in 1946.
HMS Croziers (R27) Yarrow 19th September 1944 Sold to Royal Norwegian Navy and renamed Trondheim in 1946. Subsequently scrapped in Belgium in December 1961.
HMS Crusader (R20) Clydebank 5th October 1944 (RCN) Broken up 1965.
HMS Crystal (R38) Yarrow 12th February 1945 Sold to Royal Norwegian Navy and renamed Stavanger in 1964 then scrapped in 1967.

HMS Caesar

HMS Caesar, July 1965.

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HMS Cambrian

HMS Cambrian, October 1965.

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HMS Caprice

HMS Caprice, laid up, August 1973.

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HMS Caprice, September 1967.

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HMS Caprice, laid up, June 1950.

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HMS Carron

HMS Carron, 1964.

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HMS Carron, May 1959.

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HMS Carysfort

HMS Carysfort, August 1964.

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HMS Cassandra

HMS Cassandra, 1965.

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HMS Cassandra, October 1963.

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HMS Cassandra.

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HMS Cavalier

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HMS Cavalier

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HMS Cavalier, refitting, October 1956.

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HMS Cavendish

HMS Cavendish.

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HMS Chaplet

HMS Chaplet, March 1948.

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HMS Charity

HMS Charity, January 1948.

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HMS Chequers

HMS Chequers, June 1964.

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HMS Chieftain

HMS Chieftain, February 1948.

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HMS Childers

HMS Childers at Malta.

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HMS Constance

HMS Constance, 1949.

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HMS Contest

HMS Contest, October 1949.

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HMS Contest.  Sent in by Danny Kay

HMS Contest.   Sent in by Danny Kay

HMS Contest.  Sent in by Danny Kay

HMS Concord

HMS Concord, June 1947.

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HMS Cossack

HMS Cossack at Malta

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HMS Cossack.

Contributed by Denise Morris.

HMS Crispin

HMS Crispin, June 1948.

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