HMS Tiger (1959) CC  (12th)

This the twelfth ship to carry the name HMS Tiger was the lead ship of a class of three cruisers.

Built by John Brown Shipyard on the Clyde, laid down 01-Oct-1941, launched 25-Oct-1945.

Completion suspended until 15-Oct-1954 when it was announced she would be completed to a new design.

Her superstructure was dismantled 1955 in preparation for the new design.

Commissioned 18-Mar-1959.

Served with the Home and Mediterranean Fleets 1959-61. Refitted 1961, the with the Home or Far East Fleets 1961-66.  Into reserve Dec-1966.

Converted to a Helicopter Cruiser at Devonport 1968-72. Used for general sea service 1972-78.

Appeared at the Silver Jubilee Review 1977.

Went into reserve Apr-1978. Listed for disposal 1980.

Arrived at Castellon, Spain 28-Sep-1986 for breaking up..


Other HMS Tiger
- 1st  HMS Tiger
- 2nd HMS Tiger
- 3rd HMS Tiger
- 4th HMS Tiger
- 5th HMS Tiger
- 6th HMS Tiger
- 7th HMS Tiger
- 8th HMS Tiger
- 9th HMS Tiger
- 10th HMS Tiger
- 11th HMS Tiger
- 12th HMS Tiger

- Tiger Class (1959) CC
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This page last edited - 28 April, 2013.

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