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Destroyer HMS Cavalier D73
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No: 21142   Contributor: Megashorts   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: J. Samuel White, Cowes, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom
Destroyer HMS Cavalier D73

Royal Navy 1943 built Class C destroyer HMS Cavalier (R73 / D73) seen at Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent, UK.

Photo taken with Olympus E-P3 in 2012


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Picture added on 22 December 2012 at 09:23
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She was laid down by J. Samuel White and Company at East Cowes on 28 March 1943, launched on 7 April 1944, and commissioned on 22 November 1944. She served in World War II and in various commissions in the Far East until she was decommissioned in 1972, the last surviving destroyer of the Royal Navy to have served in World War II.
She was one of the first ships to be built with the forward and after parts of her hull welded, with the midsection riveted to ensure strength. The new process gave the ship additional speed. In 1970 a 64-mile race was arranged between Cavalier and the frigate Rapid, which had the same hull form and machinery. Cavalier beat Rapid by 30 yards (27 m) after Rapid lifted a safety valve, reaching an average speed of 31.8 knots (58.9 km/h).

Added by Peter Langsdale on 22 December 2012.
She spent some time on the Tyne before arriving at Chatham there were plans for her to be restored and be on show at the former Hawthorn Leslie yard but after a lot of talking plans fell through.While she was at Leslies a lot of house building took place in that part of Hebburn backing on to Leslies and what is now A&P dry dock and the main road into the estate is called Cavalier View.I think she was a sort of substitute for the Kelly which had strong connections with Hebburn and was built at Leslies.

Added by Alan Harris on 22 December 2012.
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