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Name Official number Flag IMO
CHELMER    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1943  27/03/1943  29/09/1943 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Frigate  Steel Steam Turbine 1 Mast 
Builder Yard Yard no
George Brown & Co. (Marine) Ltd, Greenock Garvel Shipyard  224 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 1830 tons full load 301 ft 4in oa  36 ft 6 in  17 ft 6 in (mld)  13 ft full load 
Engine builder Parsons Marine Turbine Co. Ltd., Newcastle
Engine detail
2-shaft Parsons geared turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum Boilers 225 lbs/sq.in., oil, 6,500SHP giving 20.5 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
The Admiralty, London     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
01/06/1941 Ordered
29/12/1941 Laid down

Battle Honours: ATLANTIC 1939-45 – NORMANDY 1944

1946-1949 Reserve Fleet at Harwich
By 03/1951 Refitted by H Robb, Leith
1953-1957 Reserve Fleet at West Hartlepool. 
Remarks
A River class Frigate, Pennant No K 221 (later F 221)
283 ft LBP; 1370 tons light disp at 10 ft draught.
06/04/1944 HMS Chelmer (Lt Cdr R. A. Cherry, RNR) picked up 36 survivors from the Norwegian merchant ship Ruth I that had been torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic (position 45 deg 5 min N, 35 deg 11 min W) by German submarine U302. 
End year Fate / Status
1957  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
Scrapped at Shipbreaking Industries, Charlestown, arriving in August 1957. 
 

 



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