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Name: DERBY HAVEN
Type: Depot Ship
Keel: 11/02/1944
Launched: 14/12/1944
Completed: 02/08/1945
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1790
Dimensions: 1652disp - 2407disp, 286.0 x 38.5 x 9.75(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T4cyl (18.5, 31 & 38.5, 38.5 x 30ins), 5500ihp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 2 x 4.0ins AA, 6 x 1 x 20mm AA guns
History:
02/08/1945 British Royal Navy
07/1949 Government of Iran; renamed BABR
No later history known
Comments: A member of the Loch Class of Frigates
11/02/1944: Laid down as LOCH ASSYNT
Modified whilst under construction into a depot ship for coastal forces
1949: Converted back to a frigate at HM Chatham Dockyard
09/1969: Stricken from the Active List


Above photo as DERBY HAVEN is copyright of the Imperial War Museum. CLICK to enlarge/BACK to return

Above photo as DERBY HAVEN is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as DERBY HAVEN is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as DERBY HAVEN is courtesy of Photoship