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Name: ALAMEIN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 01/03/1944
Launched: 28/05/1945
Completed: 21/05/1948
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 665
Dimensions: 2325disp to 3300disp, 355.0 x 40.3 x 10.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR Geared, 50000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 35.75knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 4.5ins, 4 x 2 x 40mm AA, 4 x 1 x 40mm AA guns;
2 x 5 x 21.0ins torpedoes, 2 x 2 x Squid anti-submarine mortars, depth charges
History:
21/05/1948 British Royal Navy
01/12/1964 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Battle Class - second group
05/11/1958: Damaged by fire at Chatham Naval Dockyard
01/12/1964: Arrived at Blyth for breaking up by Hughes Bolckow Ltd


Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Tim Web

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo taken at Blyth on 09/12/1964 is copyright of Brian Hargreaves