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Name Official number Flag IMO
AMETHYST    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1943  07/05/1943   
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Sloop  Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd., Govan Linthouse  594 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 1578 disp 299ft 6in   37ft 6in     11ft 0in 
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
2 x Steam turbines driving twin shafts 4300shp 20kn, 2-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Royal Navy     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
Modified Black Swan class (U.16), converted to frigate (F.116)
2/11/1943 commissioned
20/4/1949 fired on by Chinese forces on River Yangtze (Shanghai for Nanking) - the "Yangtze Incident"  
Remarks
Just before demolition Amethyst was brought out of storage to play herself in the 1957 film "Yangtse Incident: The Story of HMS Amethyst". As her engines were no longer operational, her sister ship MAGPIE (J I Thornycroft, 1943), was used for shots of the ship moving. 
End year Fate / Status
1957  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
Broken up at Plymouth 
 

 



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