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Name: GRENVILLE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 01/11/1941
Launched: 12/10/1942
Completed: 27/05/1943
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1669
Dimensions: 1802disp - 2530disp, 339.5 x 35.7 x 14.2(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 40000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.75knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 4 x 1 x 2pdr guns; 2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes;
4 x depth charge throwers, 2 x depth charge rails
(1954: 1 x 2 x 4.0ins, 1 x 2 x 40mm guns; 2 x Limbo AS mortars)
History:
27/05/1943 British Royal Navy
1983 Broken up
Comments: Flotilla leader of the U Class destroyers
1954: Completed a Type 15 frigate conversion at Chatham Dockyard
1983: Broken up at Rochester


Above photo copyright of The Imperial War Museum

Above photo copyright of Allan Green

Above photo copyright of Allan Green

After conversion. Above photo courtesy of Photoship

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