HMS Opossum (U 33)
Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Modified Black Swan|
|Built by||William Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland)|
|Ordered||12 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||28 Jul 1943|
|Launched||30 Nov 1944|
|Commissioned||16 Jun 1945|
This ship was fitted with Brown/Denny stabilizers to provide a better gunnery platform. Twin Oerlikon guns were removed and replaced with two 40mm Bofors Army type guns with pipe protection to the superstructure. Also a number of depth charge racks were removed. She was fitted with type 271 aircraft search radar, type 293 surface radar and type 285 gunnery radar. The armament was adjusted for Kamikaze type raids.
Scrapped 26 April 1960.
Commands listed for HMS Opossum (U 33)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Francis Hollins, RN||Apr 1945||31 Oct 1946|
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