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Name: MENDIP
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 10/08/1939
Launched: 09/04/1940
Completed: 12/10/1940
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1577
Dimensions: 1000disp - 1340disp, 278.8 x 28.8 x 10.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, Parsons type, 19000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 27.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr QF guns; depth charges
History:
12/10/1940 British Royal Navy
1948 Government of China; renamed LIN FU
1949 British Royal Navy; renamed MENDIP
15/11/1949 Government of Egypt; renamed MOHAMED ALI EL KEBIR
1951 Renamed IBRAHIM EL AWAL
30/10/1956 Government of Israel; renamed HAIFA
Comments: Member of the Hunt Class (Type I) of destroyers
1948: Loaned to the Nationalist Government of China
1949: Re-possessed by the British Government
1949: Sold to the Egypian Government
1956: Captured by the Israeli Navy after she was bombarding Haifa
1968 - 1972: Conflicting stories about fate as a target or broken up


Above photos as MENDIP courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as IBRAHIM EL AWAL courtesy of Photoship