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Name: KHARTOUM
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 27/09/1937
Launched: 06/02/1939
Completed: 06/11/1939
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1551
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:
06/11/1939 British Royal Navy
23/06/1940 Wrecked
Comments: Member of the Admiralty K Class of destroyers
23/06/1940: Torpedo explosion off Perim in the Red Sea damaged aft structure
She was beached to prevent sinking, but was beyond salvage


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