Allied Warships

HMS Chequers (R 61)

Destroyer of the Ch class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantR 61 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered24 Jul 1942 
Laid down4 May 1943 
Launched30 Oct 1944 
Commissioned28 Sep 1945 
End service 

Scrapped at Newport in July 1966


Commands listed for HMS Chequers (R 61)

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1Capt. John Henry Ruck-Keene, DSC, OBE, RN13 Sep 194520 Mar 1947

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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