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Name: HUNTER
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 26/03/1935
Launched: 25/02/1936
Completed: 30/09/1936
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1503
Dimensions: 1370disp - 1913disp, 312.0 x 33.0 x 10.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR geared, 34000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering 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;
1 x depth charge rail, 2 x depth charge throwers
History:
30/09/1936 British Royal Navy
10/04/1940 Sank
Comments: Member of the H Class of destroyers. Allocated pennant H35
13/05/1937: Damaged by mine south of Almeria, during Spanish Civil War
18/08/1937: Temporary repairs completed at Gibraltar
10/11/1938: Permanent repairs completed at Malta
10/04/1940: Sunk during the First Battle of Narvik when she was torpedoed
by German destroyers and collided with HOTSPUR. HUNTER then capsized & sank


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Above photo courtesy of Photoship