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Name: MASHONA
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 05/08/1936
Launched: 03/09/1937
Completed: 28/03/1939
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 9
Dimensions: 1850disp, 364.7 x 36.5 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, SR geared, 44430hp
Engines by: Parsons
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 2 x 4.7ins guns, 1 x 4 x 2pdr guns, 4 x 21ins torpedoes, depth charges
History:
28/03/1939 British Royal Navy
28/05/1941 Sank
Comments: A member of the TRIBAL Class
28/05/1941: Sunk by German bombers off the coast of Galway. 48 crew died.


ESKIMO glides down the ways and MASHONA awaits her turn