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Name: KELLY
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 26/08/1937
Launched: 25/10/1938
Completed: 23/08/1939
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 615
Dimensions: 1760disp - 2400disp, 339.5 x 35.7 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 40000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 35.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 2 x 4.7ins, 4 x 2 x 2pdr QF guns; 2 x 5 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
23/08/1939 British Royal Navy
23/05/1941 Sank
Comments: Member of the K Class of destroyers
11/1939: Structural damage caused by weather in NW Approaches
21/11/1939: Arrived at Hawthorn Leslie for repairs
14/12/1939: Mined at the mouth of the Tyne assisting mined ATHELTEMPLAR
28/02/1940: Returned to service after repairs at Hawthorn Leslie
03/1940: Damaged in collision with GURKHA. Repaired by Thames yard
09/05/1940: Disabled in North Sea by torpedo from E-Boat S21
10/09/1940: Whilst under tow by BULLDOG, in collision with an E-Boat
12/09/1940: Arrived at Tyne under tow by 2 commercial tugs
19/12/1940: Returned to service after repairs at Hawthorn Leslie
23/05/1941: Sunk by Luftwaffe bombing during the evacuation of Crete


Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above: Under tow after torpedo damage. Photo courtesy of Photoship

Above: The damage caused by the torpedo. Photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

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