HMS Delight (D119)
|Ordered:||5 June 1943|
|Builder:||Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company|
|Laid down:||5 September 1946|
|Launched:||21 December 1950|
|Class and type:||Daring-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||Standard: 2,830 tons, Full load: 3,820 tons|
|Length:||390 ft (120 m)|
|Beam:||53 ft (16 m)|
|Draught:||13.6 ft (4.1 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 Foster Wheeler boilers (650 psi, 850 °F), Parsons steam turbines, 2 shafts, 54,000 shp (40 MW)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h)|
|Range:||4,400 nautical miles (8,100 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)|
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In 1956 she formed part of the Royal Navy's force used during the Suez Operation. In 1959 Delight was involved in a collision in the Mediterranean with the cruiser Birmingham. Two ratings died during damage control activities.
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- McCart, Neil (2008). Daring Class Destroyers. Fan Publications. ISBN 978-1-904459-33-0.