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Name: MAURITIUS
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 04/04/1938
Launched: 19/07/1939
Completed: 13/12/1940
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1565
Dimensions: 8525disp - 10890disp, 538.0 x 62.0 x 16.5(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR geared, 80000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 33.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 3 x 6.0ins, 4 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 2 x 4 x 2prd, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins guns;
2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes; 1 x depth charge rail; 2 x aircraft
History:
13/12/1940 British Royal Navy
27/03/1965 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Fiji or Crown Colony class
27/03/1965: Broken up by TW Ward Ltd at Inverkeithing


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Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

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Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair