|Builder:||R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd|
|Dimensions:||1920disp - 2660disp, 345.5 x 37.0 x 10.0(draft)ft|
|Engines:||2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR geared, 48000shp|
|Engines by:||R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle|
|Propulsion:||2 x Screws, 36.0knots|
|Armament:||4 x 2 x 4.0ins AA, 1 x 4 x 2pdr AA, 2 x 1 x 20mm AA, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins AA guns;|
|2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes|
|19/12/1940||British Royal Navy|
|Comments:||Member of the L Class of destroyers|
|13/11/1941: Took survivors from the sinking ARK ROYAL|
|23/03/1942: Sustained damage due to near misses and limped to Valetta|
|Bombed and sunk whilst alongside Boiler Wharf. Hull rolled over.|
|1943: Wreck cut in two as a salvage attempt, but failed.|
|1946: Broken up in situ|
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