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Name: ARMADA
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 29/12/1942
Launched: 09/12/1943
Completed: 02/07/1945
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 658
Dimensions: 2325disp - 3300disp, 355.0 x 40.25 x 10.75(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR geared, 50000shp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 35.75knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 4.5ins DP, 1 x 4.0ins, 4 x 2 x 40mm AA, 4 x 1 x 20mm AA guns;
2 x 5 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
02/07/1945 British Royal Navy
18/12/1965 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Battle Class (Group I)
Delay in construction caused by late delivery of the fire control tower & systems
18/12/1965: Arrived at Inverkeithing for breaking up by TW Ward


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