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Name: HERO
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 28/02/1935
Launched: 10/03/1936
Completed: 09/10/1936
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 3
Dimensions: 1370disp - 1913disp, 323.0 x 33.0 x 12.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Geared steam turbines, 34000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.7ins, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins guns; 2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes;
2 x depth charge throwers
History:
09/10/1936 British Royal Navy
15/11/1943 Royal Canadian Navy; renamed CHAUDIERE
1950 Broken up
Comments: Member of the H Class of destroyers
Allocated pennant H99
11/1943: Converted to an escort destroyer
1950: Broken up by the Dominion Steel Co at Sydney, Nova Scotia


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship