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Name: DESIRE & DIANA
Type: Destroyer
Keel: n/a
Launched: n/a
Completed: n/a
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 681 & 682 respectively
Dimensions: 2830disp - 3820disp, 366.0 x 43.0 x 12.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Geared steam turbines, Parsons type, 54000shp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 2 x 4.5ins QF, 3 x 2 x 40mm guns, 2 x 5 x 21.0ins torpedoes, Squid mortar
History:
British Royal Navy
Cancelled
Comments: Member of the Daring Class of destroyers
16/02/1945: Ordered by the Admiralty
DESIRE allocated pennant number I19
DIANA allocated pennant number I77
13/12/1945: Cancelled by the Admiralty, not laid down.