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Name: JANUS
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 29/09/1937
Launched: 10/11/1938
Completed: 05/08/1939
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1549
Dimensions: 1660disp - 2430disp, 339.5 x 35.7 x 9.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR geared, 40300shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 2 x 4.7ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr QF, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins guns; 2 x 5 x 21.0ins torpedoes;
2 x depth charge throwers, 1 x depth charge rail
History:
05/08/1939 British Royal Navy
23/01/1944 Sank
Comments: Member of the Admiralty J Class of destroyers
23/01/1944: Torpedoed & sunk off Anzio by German aircraft


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