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Name: FOLKESTONE
Type: Patrol Frigate
Keel: 21/05/1929
Launched: 12/02/1930
Completed: 25/06/1930
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1405
Dimensions: 1045disp, 250.0 x 34.0 x 12.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 2000shp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 4.0ins, 1 x 4 x 0.5ins AA guns
History:
25/06/1930 British Royal Navy
22/05/1947 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Hastings Class of patrol frigates or sloops
22/05/1947: Sold to TW Ward Ltd for breaking up at Milford Haven


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship