initially ordered on 13th February 1943 from
Swan Hunter at Newcastle with propulsion
machinery to be provided by Wallsend
Slipway Machinery. She was laid down
February 1944 as LOCH ASSYNT but later
in 1944 the build
contract was changed and the ship was
converted for use as Coastal Forces
Ship to be named DERBY
HAVEN. This name, that of a village in the SE corner of the Isle of Man is
associated with the
Earls of Derby and thus with the
famous annual horse race held at Epsom. Launched on 14th December 1944 she was the
RN ship to carry this name and build
was completed on 2nd August 1945.
a t t l e
H o n o u r s
e r a l d i
c D a t a
version of the Arms of the Isle of Man and
racing colours of the Earl of Derby.
o t t o
I am sent
I remain steadfast.”
Adapted from the Arms of the
Isle of Man.)
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the Isle of Man.
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for service in East Indies Fleet.
Commander TA Sergeant, RNR
Build completion and commenced
On completion of trials
and storing too passage to Portland.
Sailed from Portland to join East Indies
Nominated for duty at Singapore.
Arrived at Singapore after call at Colombo
Deployed at Singapore as Depot Ship for
Harbour Defence ML’s and BYMS.
BYMS were US Built and provided under
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repair at Singapore after sustaining
damage whilst under way in Singapore Roads.
support duties at anchor off Singapore.
off Singapore for Depot Ship
This ship designated Flagship for Flag
Officer Malaya and in
early March accommodated
F C Gibson, Governor-General for Malaya
pending his move to
duties and Flag at Singapore.
out visit programme to ports on both coasts
Visits to Siam to be confirmed.
BYMS were operating in Gulf of Siam.
Commander R F
Jennings, RN was appointed in command.)
Sailed to Singapore from Penang.
Arrived at Singapore.
(Note: Extensive minesweeping
operations were being carried out in Dutch
Returned to Singapore.
for return to UK to reduce to
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at Chatham and destored.
into Reserve Fleet and laid-up at Chatham.
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to Reserve Fleet at Sheerness.
as Living Ship for Minesweeper Group and
moored in Medway with other Living
Transfer to Persia
agreed and to be
refitted for service as Frigate before
delivery to Persia.
tow to HM Dockyard, Chatham for refit and
conversion to Frigate role.
Refit work included removal of
all British classified material and other
for depot ship
use. Armament was restored to original LOCH
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RN steaming crew to be made up of personnel
on draft to join
ships on East Indies Station.
refit harbour trials.
Post refit harbour and sea trials.
damage in collision with HM Fleet
Minesweeper FLY and docked
HMS FLY was
also being transferred to Persia and had
Undocked and completed
crew joined and ship prepared for passage to
transfer to Persian Navy
and renamed BADR (Panther)
This ship served as BADR and
was deployed as a Frigate until September
1969 when she was stricken
from the Active List.