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HMS Urchin (R99)

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HMS Urchin was a U-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during the Second World War. Service history Second World War service Urchin formed part of the British Pacific Fleet during the latter part of the War. Post War service Following service in the Second World War Urchin was held in reserve at Harwich, then Chatham Dockyard until 1952. Between 1952 and 1954 she was converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, by Barclay Curle, Glasgow. Following this she was allocated the new pennant number F196. She re-commissioned on 3 June 1954 into the 3rd Training Squadron, based at Londonderry. In 1956 she went back into reserve at Portsmouth Dockyard. In 1957 she was refitted as a training frigate and re-commissioned for service with the Dartmouth Training Squadron. She subsequently served off Iceland during the 'Cod wars' in 1959. Decommissioning and disposal Urchin was decommissioned in 1964 and placed on the Disp
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