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HMS Vigilant (R93)

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HMS Vigilant was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War II. Second World War service On 26 March 1945 she, along with the destroyers , , and , intercepted a Japanese supply convoy east of Khota Andaman, Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean. She and Virago sank . Also part of the escorting destroyers of the 21st Aircraft Carrier Squadron involved in Operation Dracula from April to May 1945. She participated in the Battle of the Malacca Strait with the destroyers Saumarez, , , and Virago which culminated in the sinking of the Japanese cruiser on 16 May 1945. Post-War service In January 1946 Vigilant was part of the Londonderry Flotilla and in September 1946 went to the Mediterranean. Between 1947 and 1951 she was held in reserve at Portsmouth. In 1951 she began conversion into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, by Thornycroft at Woolston. She was also allocated the new pennant number F93. Between 1953 and 1955 she was
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