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Name Official number Flag IMO
TIGER    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1959  25/10/1945  18/03/1959 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Cruiser  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  593 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 11560/ 12080 disp 555ft 6in  64ft    21ft 
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
4 Parsons turbines supplied by 4 Admiralty 3 drum watertube boilers, 80000shp driving quadruple screws giving 31.5knots. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Royal Navy      
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
Laid down in 1941 originally as BELLEROPHON but renamed TIGER in 1945.
Laid up at Dalmuir from 1946 until 1954 when construction resumed to a revised design as the name ship of the new Tiger Class.
She served in the Far East in the early 1960s during the Indonesian Crisis and also in 1966 was the platform for talks between the UK and Rhodesian Prime Ministers after the latter declared independence from Britain over the removal of white rule.
Between 1968 and 1972 she underwent a major conversion at Devonport to become a Helicopter and Command Cruiser. Her after turrets were replaced by a flight deck and hangar being recommissioned during that year.
She took part in the 1977 Silver Jubilee Fleet Review at Spithead.
In 1978 she was moored at Chatham for the Reserve Fleet. In 1982 a reactivication took place as a result of the Falklands Crisis but it was terminated as she was not ready by the time of the Argentinian surrender. She later was moored at Portsmouth.
In 1986 she was finally towed to Spain for breaking up. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1986  Broken Up 28/09/1986 
Disposal Detail
Broken up at Castellon. 
 

 



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