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Name: DIANA
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 12/06/1931
Launched: 16/06/1932
Completed: 21/12/1932
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 1006
Dimensions: 1397disp - 1920disp, 318.0 x 33.0 x 12.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Parsons geared turbines, 36000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 1 x 12pdr AA, 2 x 1 x 2pdr AA guns;
2 x 4 x 21.0inch torpedoes
History:
21/12/1932 British Royal Navy
06/09/1940 Royal Canadian Navy; renamed MARGAREE
22/10/1940 Sank
Comments: Member of the D Class of destroyers. Cost 229,367
22/10/1940: In convoy OL8 for Canada, she collided with PORT FAIRY
She sank with the loss of 142 crew out of a complement of 176


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