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Name: MELBREAK
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 11/06/1941
Launched: 05/03/1942
Completed: 10/10/1942
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1647
Dimensions: 1050disp - 1430disp, 264.2 x 31.5 x 8.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 19000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 27.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr guns; 1 x 2 x 21.0ins torpedoes;
4 x depth charge throwers, 2 depth charge rails
History:
10/10/1942 British Royal Navy
22/11/1956 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Hunt Type III Class of destroyers
22/11/1956: Broken up at Grays by TW Ward Ltd


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Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship