HMS Orwell (G98)
|Ordered:||3 September 1939|
|Laid down:||20 May 1940|
|Launched:||2 April 1942|
|Commissioned:||17 October 1942|
|Identification:||Pennant number G98|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1965|
|Class and type:||O-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,610 long tons (1,640 t) (standard)|
|Length:||345 ft (105.2 m) (o/a)|
|Beam:||35 ft (10.7 m)|
|Draught:||13 ft 6 in (4.1 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × shafts; 2 × geared steam turbines|
|Speed:||37 knots (69 km/h; 43 mph)|
|Range:||3,850 nmi (7,130 km; 4,430 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|General characteristics as Type 16 class|
|Class and type:||Type 16 frigate|
|Length:||362 ft 9 in (110.57 m) o/a|
|Beam:||37 ft 9 in (11.51 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)|
|Speed:||32 knots (37 mph; 59 km/h) full load|
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Second World War serviceEdit
Between 1946 and 1947 Orwell was part of the Portsmouth local flotilla and used for torpedo training. Between 1947 and 1949 she was held in reserve at Harwich. In 1949 the destroyer underwent a refit at Cowes and between 1950 and 1952 was held in reserve at Chatham.
In 1952 she was converted to a Type 16 frigate at Rosyth Dockyard. Following re-commissioning in 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Between 1953 and 1958 she was Captain (Destroyers) at Plymouth. In December 1959 Orwell underwent refit at Rosyth, being held in reserve there until 1961. Between 1961 and 1963 the frigate was held on reserve at Portsmouth, before being placed on the disposal list.
|1953||1954||Captain Peter N Buckley RN|
|1954||1955||Captain Richard F N Kearney RN|
|1955||1957||Captain Terence W B Shaw RN|
|1957||1958||Captain Peter M Compston RN|
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