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Name: DUCHESS
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 12/06/1931
Launched: 19/07/1932
Completed: 27/01/1933
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 1007
Dimensions: 1375disp, 329.0 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 Screw, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 4.7ins QF, 1 x 12pdr AA, 2 x 2pdr AA guns, 2 x 4 x 21inch torpedo
History:
27/01/1933 British Royal Navy
12/12/1939 Sank
Comments: Member of the D Class; cost 229,367
12/12/1939: Whilst escorting HMS BARHAM off the Mull of Kintyre in heavy fog, BARHAM collided with DUCHESS. DUCHESS capsized and blew up, killing 124 of her crew