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Name: LIGHTNING
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 15/11/1938
Launched: 22/04/1940
Completed: 09/05/1941
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 620
Dimensions: 1920disp - 2660disp, 345.6 x 36.8 x 10.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, 48000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 2 x 4.7ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr QF guns; 1 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
28/05/1941 British Royal Navy
12/03/1943 Sank
Comments: Member of the L Class of destroyers
1941: Completion delayed by late delivery of the three twin gun mountings
12/03/1943: Sunk by torpedoes from German MTBs S158 & S55 north of Tunisia


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