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HMS Talybont (L18)
Type III Hunt Class Escort Destroyer ordered from JS White, Cowes IoW on 22nd August 1940 under 1940 War Emergency Programme and laid down as Job No J6160 on 28th November 1941. She was launched on 3rd February 1943 after delay due to bomb damage in the shipyard. This ship was the 1st RN warship to carry this name, that of a fox-hunt in Cardiganshire, Wales. Completion date was 19th May 1943. HMS Talybont completed refit after VJ Day and then joined the Mediterranean Fleet based in Malta. During January 1947 she was badly damaged when she collided with a wreck at Haifa and repaired in Malta before returning to UK to Pay-off and reduce to Reserve status at Portsmouth. The ship remained in Reserve until she was placed on the Disposal List in 1961 after use at Rosyth for Artificer training.
HMS Talybont Builders Plate J Samuel White Cowes IofW 1943 Engine No 1918 bakerlite on wooden plaque total dimensions 40.5 x 24cm 1.3kg listed no6
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