HMS Venus (R50)

HMS Venus (R50)

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HMS Venus (R50) was a V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy that saw service during the Second World War. She was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, of Govan, Scotland and launched on 23 February 1943. She participated in the Battle of the Malacca Strait with HMS Saumarez, Verulam, Vigilant, and Virago which cumulated in the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Haguro on 16 May 1945.

In 1946, Venus and participated in the rescue of crew from the British Tanker , which caught fire, exploded and sank at Haifa, Palestine,

She was later converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, with the new pennant number F50. Venus was sold for scrapping in 1972.



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