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HMS Charity (R-29)



HMS Charity (R-29)
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HMS Charity engaged in Operation Fishnet off North Korea, 16 September 1952.

Career (UK)
Name: HMS Charity
Builder: John I. Thornycroft and Company and Company, Woolston, Southampton
Laid down: 9 July 1943
Launched: 30 November 1944
Commissioned: 19 November 1945
Out of service: 16 June 1958
Identification: Pennant number: R29
Honours and
awards: Korean War
Fate: Sold to US Navy for later sale to the Pakistan Navy
Name: PNS Shah Jahan
Commissioned: 16 December 1958
Homeport: Karachi
Identification: Pennant number: DD-962
Honours and
awards: Indo-Pakistan War of 1971
Fate: Damaged by SS-N-2 missile and scrapped
General characteristics
Type: C-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,710 tons (standard) 2,520 tons (full)
Length: 363 ft (111 m) o/a
Beam: 35.75 ft (10.90 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m) light
14.5 ft (4.4 m) full
Propulsion: 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers,
Parsons geared steam turbines,
40,000 shp, 2 shafts
Speed: 37 knots (69.45 km/h)
Range: 615 tons oil, 1,400 nautical miles (2,600 km) at 32 knots (59 km/h)
Complement: 186
4 x QF 4.5 in (113 mm) L/45 guns Mark IV on mounts CP Mk.V
2 x Bofors 40 mm L/60 guns on twin mount "Hazemeyer" Mk.IV
4 x anti-aircraft mountings;
Bofors 40 mm, single mount Mk.III
QF 2 -pdr Mk.VIII, single mount Mk.XVI
Oerlikon 20 mm, single mount P Mk.III
Oerlikon 20 mm, twin mount Mk.V
2 x quadruple tubes for 21 in torpedoes Mk.IX

4 throwers and 2 racks for 96 depth charges
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Charity.
HMS Charity was a C-class destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down by John I. Thornycroft and Company of Woolston, Southampton on 9 July 1943. She was launched on 30 November 1944 and commissioned on 19 November 1945. She was sold to the US Navy in 1958, for transfer to the Pakistan Navy as a part of the Military Aid Program.
She was badly damaged in a strike by Indian Navy missile boats during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, and scrapped as a result.