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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, 307.75 x 38.75 x 8.75(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T4cyl, 5500hp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 6 x 1 x 20mm 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 copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above 2 photos as DERBY HAVEN courtesy of Photoship