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Name: IMPERIAL
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 28/01/1936
Launched: 11/12/1936
Completed: 30/06/1937
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 605
Dimensions: 1370disp - 18888disp, 312.0 x 33.0 x 8.8.4ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR Geared, Parsons type, 34000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 35.3knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.7ins, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins guns, 2 x 5 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
30/06/1937 British Royal Navy
29/05/1941 Sank
Comments: Member of the I Class of destroyers; Cost 256,117
Completion delayed by the late delivery of gun mountings
29/05/1941: Stearing gear damaged by near misses from aircraft srikes off Crete.
Crew taken off and sunk by torpedo from HMS HOTSPUR


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