HMS Quality

HMS Quality (G62)

HMS Quality (G62) was a Q class destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited at Wallsend-on-Tyne on 10 October 1940, launched on 6 October 1941 and commissioned on 4 August 1942. She served in the Mediterranean in the North African Landings and in 1944 in the Far East. She and Nepal were the first British warships to go up river and berth in Tokyo on 17 September 1945, when she took a party of 300 Royal Navy and Royal Marines from HMS King George V and HMS Newfoundland for the re-opening of the British Embassy. She transferred to the Royal Australian Navy at 9:00 on 8 October 1945. The British crew of Quality brought home to England HMAS Napier.

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