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HMS Virago (R75)

Summary
HMS Virago was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that served in World War II. She was later converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, with the new pennant number F76. Second World War service Arctic convoys In addition to escorting the perilous Arctic convoys during 1943–44, Virago participated with other British destroyers in the Battle of North Cape on 26 December 1943, where her torpedoes helped sink the badly beaten , following a fierce fight between the Germans and the battleship . On 30 January 1944, while escorting Convoy JW 56B to Murmansk, Virago rescued 78 men from the stricken HMS , whose stern had been blown off by an acoustic torpedo (resulting in 35 casualties). Following a bow collision between the two ships, Virago disengaged and HMS rescued the rest of the crew and her officers (and then scuttled Hardy). On 3 April 1944 Virago escorted the carrier HMS during Operation Tungsten, which was an inconclusive air attack on the a
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