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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: 1960disp - 2520disp, 355.5 x 36.5 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, 44000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 2 x 4.7ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr AA, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins AA guns;
1 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes; 1 x depth charge rack & 2 x throwers
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. Photo is copyright of Newcastle Journal

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo of MASHONA sinking is courtesy of the Berry family