HMS Obdurate (G39)
|Ordered:||3 September 1939|
|Builder:||William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton|
|Laid down:||25 April 1940|
|Launched:||19 February 1942|
|Commissioned:||3 September 1942|
|Identification:||pennant number: G39|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1965|
|Badge:||On a field Blue, a mule statant white|
|Class and type:||O-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,540 long tons (1,560 t) standard|
|Length:||345 ft (105 m) o/a|
|Beam:||35 ft (11 m)|
|Draught:||13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)|
|Speed:||37 knots (43 mph; 69 km/h)|
|Range:||3,850 nmi (7,130 km) at 20 kn (23 mph; 37 km/h)|
|Endurance:||472 tons oil|
HMS Obdurate was an O-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was built by William Denny and Brothers of Dumbarton, being laid down at their yards on the River Clyde on 25 April 1940, launched on 19 February 1942 and commissioned on 3 September 1942.
Second World War
At the end of the war, she escorted the cruiser Norfolk whilst the latter took King Haakon VII back to Norway, followed by post-war work in German waters. On 14 July 1945 US president Harry Truman transferred to Obdurate from the cruiser USS Philadelphia in the English Channel to travel the rest of his journey to the Potsdam Conference.
After the war Obdurate was used for torpedo training at Portsmouth. In 1948 she was placed into reserve at HMNB Portsmouth before a refit on the Tyne 1949 and 1950. She was then held in reserve at Chatham Dockyard between 1950 and 1952. Between 1952 and 1956 she was part of the Nore local squadron. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Between 1957 and 1959 she was again held in reserve at Portsmouth. In 1959 she was used in tests by the NCRE at Rosyth. She was sold for scrap in 1964, arriving at Inverkeithing on 30 November of that year for breaking.
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