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Name: MANCHESTER
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 28/03/1936
Launched: 12/04/1937
Completed: 04/08/1938
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 607
Dimensions: 9400disp - 11930disp, 558.0 x 64.2 x 20.5(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 82500shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 32.6knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 3 x 6.0ins, 4 x 2 x 4.0ins guns; 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes & 2 x seaplanes
History:
04/08/1938 British Royal Navy
13/08/1942 Sank
Comments: Member of the Town Class of Light Cruisers
23/07/1941: Hit by aerial torpedo & badly damaged. Subsequently repaired.
13/08/1942: Torpedoed by Italian MTBs and disabled.
Remaining crew rescued & she was scuttled with explosive charges off Tunisia


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Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

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