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Name Official number Flag IMO
NERISSA    POL   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1940  07/05/1940  04/11/1940 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Destroyer  Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  563 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1773 /  / 2422disp 356ft 6in  35ft 9in     12ft 6in 
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
2 steam turbines supplied by Admiralty boilers driving twin screws 40000shp 33knots. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Polish Navy      
Other names
1940 ORP PIORUN - 1946 HMS NOBLE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
Royal Navy 
Vessel history
Destroyer J, K, and N Class – G85
Launched and commissioned as Nerissa she was transferred to the Polish Navy prior to completion. Between 13-15/03/1941 when undergoing repairs at John Brown's she achieved fame by her defence of Clydebank against the air raids. A memorial to her crew can be seen in Clydebank.
She then went on convoy duties in 1941 and was involved in the search for Bismarck actually sighting and engaging her without damage.
She then went to the Mediterranean on Malta Convoy duties and in 1944 transferred to the Home Fleet.
Returned to the Royal Navy in 1946 she became HMS Noble before being decommissioned and scrapped in 1955.
 
Remarks
N class destroyer. 
End year Fate / Status
1955  Broken Up 02/12/1955 
Disposal Detail
Arrived at the yard of Clayton & Davie, Durston on Tyne for BU.Broken up  
 

 



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