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Name: GAMBIA
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 24/07/1939
Launched: 30/11/1940
Completed: 03/02/1942
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1575
Dimensions: 8530disp - 10450disp, 538.0 x 61.5 x 16.0(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 80000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 33.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 3 x 6.0ins, 4 x 2 x 4.0ins, 2 x 4 x 2pdr, 4 x 1 x 2pdr guns;
2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes; 2 x aircraft
History:
03/02/1942 British Royal Navy
22/09/1943 Transferred to Royal New Zealand Navy
27/03/1946 Transferred to British Royal Navy
05/12/1968 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Fiji or Crown Colony class
12/1960: Paid off into reserve at Portsmouth
05/12/1968: Arrived at Inverkeithing for breaking up by TW Ward Ltd


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship